Submitted by TimWhetsel on Sat, 10/04/2014 - 12:57pm
Riverside County incorrectly terminated claimant's Food Stamp Program benefits effective August 31, 2014 where it is found that the claimant cooperated in providing the County with all required documents and there countable income did not make the household ineligible.
Submitted by TimWhetsel on Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:24am
Many of you had caseworkers reduce IHSS hours for times when a "non provider" parent was present in the home. Read this Director's Alternate decision from an administrative law hearing in which Larry Rosen participated as an advocate.
Submitted by TimWhetsel on Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:06pm
Below are highlights from CDSS presentation regarding the new FLSA & SB 855 Requirements. You can download the full presentation at the bottom of this page. The final stakeholder discussion group pertaining to the implementation of the new IHSS overtime rules will be held on August 15, 2014.
Submitted by Larry Rosen on Thu, 03/27/2014 - 2:32pm
Gina Levy has been described as the "special needs CPA" by her clients. She has been the source of much of the IRS tax information that I have presented on both our web page and our Facebook page. For those of you who are confused about how to proceed with amending prior year tax returns in order to get a refund, I highly recommend reaching out to Ms. Levy. There is value in utilizing an expert and my client families tell me that she is amazing.
Submitted by TimWhetsel on Tue, 03/25/2014 - 4:15pm
The IRS just recently published this document to provide clarity to the earlier released document IRS notice 2014-7 (which can be viewed on this website). Instructions are given for amending prior year's taxes, as the change in this tax rule has a three year look back window. This is great news for Medicaid Waiver recipients and their families
Submitted by TimWhetsel on Mon, 03/17/2014 - 5:20pm
A state known for it's progressive history of gender equality seems to be taking a step backwards as Governor Brown's budget proposes capping IHSS caregivers' hours. This will affect the income of nearly 270,000 women working as caregivers under California's IHSS program.
Submitted by TimWhetsel on Wed, 11/06/2013 - 11:25am
For the first time IHSS is attempting to define full time employment. For years, caseworkers have been wrongly reducing or denying IHSS hours because two parents were present in the home. Current statute allows for parents meeting specific criteria to be paid parent-providers, with no restrictions for two-parent households. Current regulations, however, deduct time from the parent-provider’s IHSS hours when the non-provider parent is in the home.
Submitted by TimWhetsel on Wed, 09/18/2013 - 6:34pm
US Department of Labor announced new regulations that will require overtime pay for the estimated 2 million IHSS workers nationwide. This includes the nearly 360,000 caregivers in California's taxpayer-funded In-Home Supportive Services program. The new regulations won't take affect until January 1, 2015.