How do Self-Directed Services work?

  1. Think about what help you could use at home. 
  2. Decide how much money you can spend on buying some help.  You can start with a modest amount. 
  3. Write a simple spending plan or budget for how you want to buy some help. See a sample spending budget. If you need help with this, hire a support planner. Support planners can also help you find workers and manage what they do for you. To find a support planner:, enter keyword = support planner. 
  4. Use a fiscal support entity to help you pay your workers and other expenses in your spending plan.  To find fiscal support entity, visit, keyword = FSE.  
  5. Hire, train, and guide your workers.  You can hire people you know and trust including family.
  6. Sign worker timesheets.
  7. Change your spending plan or budget whenever you need to.

Learn about the benefits and what others say about self-directed services