Maine Direct Support Workers To Begin Receiving Bonus Money
If you work as one of over 20,000 direct support workers in Maine, you can expect to receive a bonus to trickle in as soon as this week according to a report by Fox Bangor.
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services announced they have plans to begin distributing $116,000,000 that will come from Mainecare to provide bonuses and funds to allow for providers of home and community based services to fill vacancies, and also offer recruitment bonuses to help fill the rosters needed to provide care for others.
The funds that were provided to Maine are from the American Rescue Plan Act, additional payments will go out later this month. The effort was made public with Governor Mills State of The State address last week.
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