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Missouri Missouri Self-Directed Supports (SDS) Program

Missouri Self-Directed Supports (SDS) Program Overview

Public Partnerships is pleased to provide financial management services for the Individuals and Employees who are a part of the Missouri Department of Mental Health’s Self-Directed Supports Program.

State resource

Click here to be redirected to the Division of DD Self-Directed Services Program page.


Individuals/Designated Representatives enrolled in the Self-Directed Supports Program can

  • Recruit and hire an Employee to provide their supports
  • Determine which supports they want and how they want them delivered
  • Review and approve their Employee’s timesheets, including service documentation
  • Manage an allocated budget to pay their Employee


Public Partnerships helps Individuals and Employees by

  • Helping Individuals manage their allocated budget to pay their Employee
  • Filing required paperwork, so the Individual can be an Employer
  • Processing payroll and timesheets for Employees
  • Filing Employer related tax information
  • Reminding Individuals and Employees to complete on-going training and certification requirements
  • Performing background checks to help make sure Employees are qualified to provide supports
  • Enrolling them in the SDS program with PPL as their FMS. Don’t worry – we make enrollment easy by pre-populating enrollment packets with some of your information.


Who we serve

  • Adults with developmental disabilities
  • Children with developmental disabilities



  • Payroll - PPL processes payroll for the service workers using funds from the participant's allocated budget
  • Employment tax requirements - PPL handles all employment-related tax requirements for participants
  • Monthly budget management - We support participants in managing their allocated budgets
  • Enrollment support - We help you with participant and worker enrollment
  • Customer service - Our professional Customer Service Representatives are available 6 days a week to assist you
  • Service reports - PPL's services reports give participants an overview of the services they have received