Pay Worker in Accordance with Applicable Rate for Each Approved Service Code

<<How rates are determined varies greatly by program.  Insert the policy for rate determination here and the procedure for paying in accordance with rates below.>>
Most programs use one of the following models to determine payable rates:
-Rates are set by the service code.  Each service code is associated with a rate and every workers is paid that rate when they perform the service.
-Rates are set by the participant, but cannot be higher than a certain maximum.  Rate maximums exist for each service.  The minimum is minimum wage.
-Rates are set by the participant, and there is not a maximum.  The minimum is minimum wage.
-Rates are tiered and workers get paid based on experience or qualification.
-Workers qualify for the companionship exemption and are not required to be paid minimum wage.
In many cases, the workers agrees to the rate in the employment agreement.  <<If that is the case, insert that the workers agrees to his/her rate in the employment agreement, when the employment agreement is executed and where it is stored.>>



<<Insert procedure for paying in accordance with rates.  In most cases, the rates are pre-determined and are stored in the participant's budget on the line item for the individual workers.>>

Internal Controls: 

The internal controls used by F/EA to monitor this process establish responsibility, segregate duties, document procedures and ensure independent internal verification.