FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES

(FSS)

What is FSS Reimbursement?

FSS provides support to: 

  • A family to care for their family member with disabilities at home. 
  • Enhance the quality of life for the family and the individual with developmental disabilities (DD). 

ELIGIBILITY

Families or gaurdians who have a DD eligible family member living in their home, actively recieving DD services and residing in Auglaize County.

For eligibility determination for county board services, please contact the Clerical Support Specialist at 419-629-2419, ext 100.

ENROLLMENT

Enrollment forms are sent to families in November prior to the start of the next calendar year. Packets are due back by December 1 of each year.

Please contact your SSA or Service Coordinator if you have not received an enrollment form or if you began receiving services after the enrollment deadline.

IMPLEMENTATION

FSS is mandated by the State of Ohio and managed by the Auglaize County Board of DD. 

The maximum amount of reimbursement for each eligible individual is $500 per calendar year. 

What services or items are eligible for reimbursement through

FSS funds?

  • Counseling

  • Education or Training of an Individual’s Caregiver:

    • must be related to qualifying diagnosis
  • Special Diets:

    • for the purchase of food and/or equipment for a special prescribed diet related to qualifying diagnosis
  • Special Equipment:

    • must meet an assessed need related to qualifying diagnosis
  • Respite Care:

    • a planned or unplanned emergency, break in care in or out of the home
  • Mileage:

    • for transportation to and from appointments with medical specialists
  • Other Qualifying Expenses:

    • must be related to qualifying diagnosis and may require review by the Director of EICT, ISS or Superintendent
*It is the practice of the County Board to request copies of prescriptions for dietary and equipment needs.

What services or items are NOT eligible for reimbursement through

FSS funds?

  • Rent

  • Utility Bills

  • Medical and Dental Bills

  • Insurance Co-pays

  • Medication Prescriptions and/or Medically Related Items

Speak with your Service and Support Administrator (SSA) or Service Coordinator to learn more about local resources which may be available to assist with the ineligible expenses listed above.

Families should utilize other funding resources when possible, prior to requesting FSS funds.

Families must complete the enrollment form in order to participate each year.

The completed FSS request from and required supporting documentation

should be sent to:

 

 

Attn: Family Support Services

Auglaize County Board of DD

20 East First Street

New Bremen, OH 45869

or

 

fss@auglaizedd.org

Families may contact their SSA or Service Coordinator with any additional questions.

419-629-2419