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PA FMS ACT 54 Payments Status

Governor Wolf signed Act 54 of 2022 (Act 54), which allocated $14.989 million from the Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to Direct care workers (DCWs) in the participant-directed model providing personal assistance services in support of the statewide response to COVID-19. DCWs who provided services from 7/1/2021 through 9/30/2021 AND who remained active workers as of 7/1/2022 qualify to receive the one-time payment. Public Partnerships LLC (PPL) , Tempus Unlimited (Tempus) , and the Community HealthChoices (CHC) Manage Care Organizations (MCOs) worked with the Office of Long-Term Living (OLTL) to determine the one-time payment amounts for qualifying DCWs. The payment amount is based on hours worked up to 40 hours per week during 7/1/2021 through 9/30/2021. The estimated gross payment amount that a DCW can receive ranges from a few dollars to over $2,000. Payment is anticipated to occur mid-December.  

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Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Office of Long Term Living (OLTL) Program


The Pennsylvania Office of Long Term Living (OLTL) program assists elderly people and adults with disabilities through the Attendant Care Act 150 program and these two Medicaid waivers:

  • Community HealthChoices Waiver
  • OBRA Waiver

Participants can

  • Work with a service coordinator to develop a service plan for their needs and goals
  • Choose their direct care worker
  • Hire, dismiss, schedule, and supervise their own direct care workers
  • Purchase approved goods and services
  • Monitor spending online, whenever they want
  • Submit timesheets online


Who we serve

  • The elderly
  • Adults with Physical Disabilities



  • Payroll - PPL processes payroll for the service workers using funds from the participant's allocated budget
  • Goods and services - We process payments for goods and services purchased by the participants using their allocated budget funds
  • Employment tax requirements - PPL handles all employment-related tax requirements for participants
  • 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