IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES (IHSS) PROGRAM

The IHSS Program will help pay for services provided to you so that you can remain safely in your own home.

To be eligible, you must be over 65 years of age, or disabled, or blind.  Get more detail on IHSS  website for eligibility.  Disabled children are also potentially eligible for IHSS.  Our webpage on Share of Cost – Medically Needy. If you have too much income…

IHSS is considered an alternative to out-of-home care, such as nursing homes or board and care facilities.

The types of services which can be authorized through IHSS are

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The Home and Community-Based Alternatives (HCBA) Waiver allows Medi-Cal beneficiaries with high-level care needs to continue to live at home or in the community by identifying and ensuring they receive services that will sustain their health and safety outside of an institution.  Learn More 

IHSS & Share of Cost

Medi Cal if income is too high, but assets are low.

ihss & share of cost

Our webpage on Share of Cost

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Links  & Resources

LA County IHSS

Is the income to the caregiver taxable?

cdss.ca.gov ihss-wage-rates

Caring.com

ca.db101.org/ihss

ca.db101.org/medi_cal/Basics

In Home Supportive Services

IHSS Recipients:

IHSS Training/Information –
Resources
Fact Sheets
Educational Videos

IHSS Providers:

How to Become an IHSS Provider
How to Appeal if You are Denied
IHSS Provider Resources

IHSS Timesheet Issues/Questions:

IHSS Service Desk for Providers & Recipients, (866) 376-7066

Suspect Fraud?

IHSS Fraud Hotline: 888-717-8302
Help Stop Medi-Cal Fraud and Abuse
Provider Fraud and Elder Abuse complaint line:
1-(800)-722-0432

Get Services APS
County APS Offices
Get Services CAPI

Our main web page on Long Term Care

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SSI #Resources & Income Limits

 

The Aged & Disabled  Medi-Cal program uses SSI countable income rules  as well as a few extra rules you should know. For more information, visit or webpage on the  SSI program, the Medi-Cal section of the Disability Benefits 101 websiteCA Health Care Advocates Archive

Countable resources are the things you own that count toward the resource limit. Many things you own do not count.

  1. Have less than $2,000 in Countable assets for an individual ($3,000 for a couple).
    1. Medi-Cal property limitations.
    2.  asset questionnaire
    3. CANHR simpler list
    4. CANHR Fact Sheet
    5. Understanding Medi-Cal’s Asset Test for Seniors and People With Disabilities
    6. Western Poverty Law 
    7. Nolo - SSI Income & Asset Limits
    8. Income SSA.Gov
      1. SSA Site
    9. Our webpage on SSI Resources & Income
  2. Have less than $1,271 - 123% of FPL  in countable monthly income for an individual ($1,719 for a couple). ca health advocates.org ADFPL    *  AB 715 Fact Sheet * Western Poverty Law  * 
    1. Share of Cost if income is too high, but you qualify on asset test?

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