The State of Connecticut Department of Mental Retardation (DMR) uses fiscal intermediaries
(FI)s to purchase support services and products for its clients in the State's Self
Determination Program. The FI signs a contract with DMR outlining the responsibilities
of the FI, which include assisting the family with the new responsibility of handling
medical and social service funds. DMR pays the State funds on a quarterly basis with
one extra month at the beginning. The contract specifically states what the funds
can be used for.