Consumer Direct Alaska

Invited by the state in 2001 to help develop the Consumer Directed Personal Care Services Program, we are proud to be part of communities across the state of Alaska by supporting and promoting self-directed personal care services. The program is specifically intended to allow individuals with health care needs to remain in their homes and communities avoiding placement in an institution.

This program is designed for individuals who are capable of directing their own personal care services or appointing a Personal Representative to act on their behalf.

Alaska program requirements include:

  • Eligibility for Alaska Medicaid
  • The need for assistance with activities of daily
    living such as:

    • transfers
    • bathing & hygiene
    • dressing & grooming
    • ambulation
    • eating
    • toileting
    • meal preparation
    • shopping
    • light housework
  • Authorization by a health care professional that assistance is necessary
  • Completion of an assessment for placement in the program
  • There is no age requirement in the state of Alaska

IMPORTANT Payroll Tax Information

The new year brings a change in the take home pay of everyone receiving a paycheck. Effective 1/1/2013 the payroll tax holiday for Social Security tax has expired. This means that the Social Security tax reverts back to the pre-2011 rate of 6.2%-up from 4.2% .
Another component of the tax bill maintains the federal income tax withholding at the current levels. Any individual earning less than $400,000 and any couple earning less than $450,000 will see no additional federal income tax deducted from their paycheck. The change in the Social Security tax will be reflected on all Consumer Direct paychecks starting 1/4/2013. Please carefully review your paystub for this change.