In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS): A Guide for Advocates Banner
Published July 2019 – Written by Claire Ramsey

IHSS Advocates Manual

The new IHSS Advocate Manual (published in July 2019) replaces the “In-Home Supportive Services Nuts & Bolts Manual. This manual is a joint effort between Justice in Aging & Disability Rights California and intended more for advocates and attorneys.

The IHSS Advocate Manual is intended to help you represent yourself and others in fair hearings when there is a dispute about the number of In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) hours you need. This information packet will also help you prepare for the County IHSS worker’s initial intake assessment or the annual review. Doing a self assessment will help you figure out how many hours you think you need and what to point out to the worker who does the assessment.

If you need any assistance, you are welcome to join our support group at: IHSS Advocacy Group