ACTION NEEDED!!

PCA Overtime Use

Join the Fight for Overtime Pay for PCAs

Overtime, Not Nursing Homes!

PCA RALLY !!!

Tuesday, September 20

11:00 a.m

 Massachusetts State House,

24 Beacon Street, Boston MA

MassHealth has issued a regulation to cap PCA hours. Did you know that PCA work hours will be restricted to 40 hours per week?

Does this regulation negatively affect you or your PCA? Join us for a rally for the PCA program on September 20th!

Come stand up for the PCA program! Come tell your story! Legislative visits will be taking place after the rally

Rally sponsors include: DPC, BCIL, MWCIL, Stavros, Mass Home Care, 1199SEIU, IA, NE Arc, OCES, CLW, UCP of Metro Boston, CP MA, GSES, Enable, Inc., Easter Seals, NILP, more wanted.

For more information or to request transportation contact: Jennifer Lee, Stavros Systems Advocate at 413-256-0473 or Jlee@stavros.org

Tell your legislator how this is affecting your ability to be independent and to hire PCAs that can take care of you.

More information on Overtime Regulations can be found here the Frequently Asked Questions issued by EOHHS

http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/masshealth/memlibrary/pca-faq.pdf

Overtime Rally Press Release can be found here

Attention PCA users: Regulations have been passed that limit the number of hours a PCA can work to 40 hours per week (with a possible exception policy)! If a PCA works for you for more than 40 hours a week, he or she will have to cut back to 40 hours. And if you share a PCA with another consumer so that PCA works more than 40 hours, that PCA will have to cut back on the hours he or she works for you or the other consumer.

Live-in PCAs will have different rules, but their hours would still be capped