From the government website, “Choice in Supports for Independent Living (CSIL) is a self-directed option for eligible home support clients. CSIL clients receive funds directly from their local health authority to purchase their own home support services. Clients become employers who manage all aspects of their home support, from hiring and supervising staff to overseeing how CSIL funds are spent.

Essentially, the program will give you a determined amount of money to be used every month for payroll for health care aids to care for you in your home. This also covers advertising for care and gloves for the care aids.

This is for people with a significant disability who need care and cannot afford to pay for it themselves. You have the freedom to hire health care aids who are a good fit for you and the flexibility of the hours you need!

More: https://sci-bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/csil-module1.pdf

Managing your home support and keeping track of your care (or the care of a loved one) can be enough work on its own. Every month, your employees must be paid and the taxes correctly calculated and filed with CRA. On top of that, a financial statement must be sent to the local health authority (Interior Health, Fraser Health, etc), along with receipts from the month. A bookkeeper (us!) keeps everything in order. We help you get your account set up from day one, and in the event of care no longer needed, we close down the account as well. In between, we manage your payroll, cheques, applicable bills, Canada Revenue Agency and WCB payments, year end procedures, and of course the monthly financial reports.

There is no need to be overwhelmed when you have an experienced bookkeeper!

Because CSIL covers the cost of a bookkeeper, it is a great option for those who want their account to be in good hands.

We have been doing bookkeeping for the CSIL program since the inception of the program itself. Lloyd helped design the monthly financial statements for the program. He is a WCB client and has supported hundreds of CSIL clients.

We are located in Vernon, BC but provide bookkeeping services to people all over the province, using fax, email, and phone.

Simply give us a call and we will walk you through the process of setting up your books. If you are not already a CSIL client, please contact them and apply.

Any further questions?

Please reach out to us on 250-542-7587 if you have any further questions. We are here to help you get started with the program, or help get your books in order if needed.

Contact us here for your free consultation.