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Indiana Family and Social Services Administration

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Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA)

  • Division of Disability & Rehabilitiative Services (DDRS)
  • Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services (BDDS)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS)

    The Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) was established by the General Assembly in 1991 to consolidate and better integrate the delivery of human services by State government. FSSA is led by the Secretary who is appointed by the Governor and is a member of the Governor's cabinet.

    FSSA is a health care and social service funding agency. Ninety-four percent (94%) of the agency's total budget is paid to thousands of service providers ranging from major medical centers to a physical therapist working with a child or adult with a developmental disability. The FSSA budget of $6.5 billion is funded by $2.1 billion in state dollars and $4.4 billion in Federal grants and programs. The five care divisions in FSSA administer services to one million Hoosiers.

    DIVISION OF FAMILY RESOURCES
    Receives applications and approves eligibility for Medicaid, Food Stamps, TANF (cash assistance) and childcare. Implementing modernized application process using internet, document imaging and extended hour call-in services. Operates in all 92 counties. Administers childcare licensing and inspection program.

    OFFICE OF MEDICAID POLICY AND PLANNING
    Administers Medicaid programs including the managed care system for Hoosier Healthwise participants. Performs medical review of Medicaid disability claims.

    DIVISION OF DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION SERVICES
    Manages the delivery of services to children and adults with developmental disabilities. Oversees the First Steps rehabilitation program for children from birth to age three.

    DIVISION OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION
    Supports network of mental health care providers. Operates six psychiatric hospitals. Funds addiction prevention and treatment programs.

    DIVISION OF AGING
    Funds long-term care through Medicaid programs. Supports the development and utilization of alternatives to nursing home care. Coordinates and funds services through network of Area Agencies on Aging.