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Minimum Wage Rate Adjustment - Submitting Requests to the Department

Due to the passage of AB 10, minimum wage in California will increase from $9.00 to $10.00 per hour, effective January 1, 2016. Regional center vendors that are affected by this change may be eligible to receive a rate adjustment in order to pay employees the new minimum wage. This page contains information for applicable vendors on submitting rate adjustment requests to the Department.

Who May Qualify?

The process for requesting a rate adjustment described on this page is only applicable to the following types of services: Work Activity Programs and Community-Based Day Programs (e.g. Activity Centers, Adult Development Centers, Behavior Management Programs Independent Living Programs, Social Recreation Programs, and Infant Development Programs). Providers of other types of services should review the page linked below for more information on rate adjustments due to the increased minimum wage.

Before You Begin:

If you are a provider of the services identified above and you answer "Yes" to both questions below, this process applies to your program. If you answer "No" to one or both questions, visit the Rate Changes Due to the Minimum Wage Increase webpage for more information.

  1. Is your program vendored by a regional center to provide services under service codes 505, 510, 515, 520, 525, 805, and/or 954?
  2. Did you pay or are you paying employees less than $10.00 per hour?

Definition of a Program:

For purposes of this process, a program is a single regional center vendor number and service code combination. Therefore, the information you provide must be separated for each program under the specific vendor number and service code combination.

Instructions and Workbook:

The workbook below should be used by applicable providers to submit rate adjustment requests to the Department. Detailed instructions are contained in the tabs that precede the worksheets. Vendors can begin submitting rate adjustment requests at any time but they must be submitted no later than March 31, 2016. Any rate adjustments approved will be effective January 1, 2016.

Contact Information:

California Department of Developmental Services
Rates and Fiscal Support Section
Phone: (916) 654-2300
Email: minwage.ab10@dds.ca.gov

Last Updated: 11/23/2015