The Florida Association of Centers for Independent Living (FACIL) is accepting applications for the James Patrick Memorial Work Incentive Personal Assistant Services program (JPPAS). The JPPAS program provides monthly stipends to qualified Floridians with disabilities who require personal assistance services for daily living.
Thomas Clemons has been using JPPAS for the last 5 years. Read Thomas’s comment below about how JPPAS has helped him become more involved in his community!
“I live with quadriplegia resulting from a spinal cord injury. I require a high level of assistance with many daily activities including transferring in and out of the bed/wheelchair, dressing and meal preparation. There was a time that I was unable to return to work full time for fear of losing benefits tied to my level of income. The cost of maintaining personal care assistance without those benefits was impossible to maintain.
I have received PCA cost reimbursement through the JPPAS program over the last 5 years. The program has provided me with an opportunity to not only reduce my out-of-pocket expenses for necessary care, it has also given me the control in choosing my caregivers. Without the JPPAS program, I would not be able to successfully work full time and continue to contribute to my community. The program has leveled the playing field for me, helping to reduce the costs of maintaining the necessary assistance I need and maintaining a quality of consistent care.”
Image description: Image is a picture from the chest to the top of the head of Thomas Clemons in his home.