NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING (DBA) ACES$
ACES$: Avenues to Consumer Employer Services and $upport is a division of the Northeast Pa. Center for Independent Living-a consumer controlled, consumer directed organization that is dedicated to advancing the rights of persons with disabilities in order to promote a full life in the community through the prevention and elimination of physical, psychological, social and attitudinal barriers which serve to deny them the rights and privileges common to the general public.
ACES$ is a Vendor Fiscal Employer Agent, or sometimes referred to an Intermediate Service Organization. In short, it does 'payroll' for attendants, personal support workers, and direct care workers who provide personal attendant services to consumer participants with severe physical disabilities.
This service is known as the consumer directed model because the consumer does their own hiring, training and firing of their attendants--just like any business. ACES$ takes the burden of doing ALL of the tax calculation, and mandatory withholding and processing the 'net' pay check [or direct deposit, or pay card] while paying all the state and federal authorities their required and lawful revenue. This removes a huge burden from the consumer.
ACES$ is then reimbursed by the state for advancing these wages and taxes and receives a fee for each consumer, each month, for this effort.
This is done semi-monthly or bi-weekly, depending on the state practice. After the calendar year is over
ACES$ provides a W-2 for the attendant worker to file their individual income taxes.
ACES$ is to help people determine their own individual lifestyle, based on personal choice, from a wide spectrum of acceptable alternatives. The staff draws upon their own experiences of living with a disability, as well as professional training. Services are not limited by type of disability or age. Our services are for any person with a disability, service providers, and/or individuals interested in disability related issues.
Please take a few moments to click on any of the tabs above to find out more about
ACES$ and services to persons with disabilities.
NOTICE: Participants, Personal Support Workers and
Service Facilitators must receive a password in order to
view proprietary web page content on the ACESSFEA.ORG
To receive your password, please send an e-mail message
containing the following information:
In the subject line: Request for ACESSFEA.ORG Password
In the text area: State your full name, title, telephone
number and (if applicable) participant number
Name: John A. Doe
Title: Participant, Personal Support Worker or Service
Telephone Number: 417-617-9877
Participant Number: G045
Once your information has been validated, you will
receive a reply e-mail message with
the password within 1-2 business days of the original