General Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you’ll find answers general frequently asked questions.

For definitions to common terms, please review our terms and definitions page.

The Consumer Directed Employer (CDE) is the legal employer of all Individual Providers (IP) in the state of Washington.

As the CDE, Consumer Direct Care Network Washington (CDWA) is responsible for payroll, background checks, collecting employment documents, monitoring credentialing, tax reporting, and employment-related instruction.

Clients are the managing employer. Clients select, schedule, manage, supervise, and dismiss their IPs.

No. CDWA does not contract with day care programs.

Family members can provide care to their eligible relatives with some limited restrictions.

Please see the Hiring FAQ section for more information on who can be an IP.

CDWA is the IP’s legal employer. The Client is their managing employer. CDWA processes payroll and monitors credentialing requirements necessary for IPs to provide services to the Client. The Client schedules, supervises, and dismisses their IPs.

Yes. Requests are made through the IP’s Workday account. Directions are located here: