Funding for Direct Support Professionals (DSP) May be Imminent
Governor Hochul’s budget which is currently in front of the New York State legislature contains an 11% Cost of Living Increase (“COLA”) that will benefit Direct Support Professionals (DSP’s) statewide. This increase for DSP’s is long overdue and may finally be realized if this provision remains in the budget that is scheduled to be adopted in the coming days.
Support this increase for DSP’s by joining the rest of the Intellectual and Developmentally Disabled community and adding your voice. Contact your member of the Assembly and State Senator and tell them to support this 11% COLA increase. The 11% COLA increase will help to remedy the severe staffing shortages that organizations have experienced as a result of COVID. It will also reward those DSP’s who kept your loved ones safe during this difficult time.