History of the JP-PAS Program

The James Patrick Memorial Work Incentive Personal Attendant Services and Employment Assistance (JP-PAS) Program was created by the Florida Legislature in 2002 as a pilot project. The pilot was a success – and in 2008, JP-PAS was established as a permanent, statewide program in Chapter 413.402, Florida Statutes.

JP-PAS provides monthly stipends to adult Floridians with significant disabilities who require personal assistance services to attain and maintain competitive and integrated employment.

The JP-PAS Program is funded with revenues collected through the Tax Collection Diversion Program, which was established to recover the revenue due from individuals who have not remitted their collected sales tax.

The Tax Collection Diversion Program currently operates out of the Office of the State Attorneys

in eight Florida Judicial Circuits:

Circuit 4 (Duval County)

Circuit 6 (Pinellas County)

Circuit 9 (Orange County)

Circuit 11 (Miami-Dade County)

Circuit 13 (Hillsborough County)

Circuit 15 (Palm Beach)

Circuit 17 (Broward County)

Circuit 20 (Lee County)ā€‹

So now you know where JP-PAS began and what it does, how can we help you? Call us at 727-539-7550 to begin the discussion!

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