IRS Notice 2014-7 Clarified with Amending Instructions

IRS Notice 2014-7 Clarified with Amending Instructions 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! In January of 2014 we posted…

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Providers’ IHSS Payments Excluded From Gross Income

Providers’ IHSS Payments Excluded From Gross Income Update:Read the new Q&A’s the IRS posted on February 23, 2015 by clicking the following linkCertain Medicaid Waiver Payments May Be Excludable From Income (Per IRS Notice 2014 – 7) For those families receiving IHSS as a result of a Medicaid Waiver, the income you earn by providing in-home care to a disabled person can be excluded from gross income. The IRS has…

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IHSS Advocates Manual

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…

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IHSS Nuts & Bolts Manual

In-Home Supportive Services Nuts & Bolts Manual This legacy publication was 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 did also help you prepare for the County IHSS worker’s initial intake assessment or the annual review. What Happened to The In-Home Supportive Services Nuts & Bolts Manual??? The…

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SSI Deeming Rules

SSI Deeming Rules Generally, a parent’s income and resources are “deemed”, or attributed, to a child receiving SSI. This means that part of the parent’s income and resources count against the child in determining whether or not the child is eligible for SSI. This publication will provide information about certain parental income and resources that are not counted against a child and then we explain the deeming rules. In this…

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IHSS Training Academy – Phase 4 – Evidentiary Principles

IHSS Training Academy – Phase 4 – Evidentiary Principles The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has partnered with California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) to develop and implement a statewide “In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Training Academy.” This training was designed to enhance the IHSS social workers’ skills in performing complex IHSS assessments. Participants will share best practices and take part in exercises designed to apply the principles covered and practiced…

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MPPs – Manual of Policies and Procedures

MPPs – Manual of Policies and Procedures MPPs outlines the “Social Services Standards” regarding service program number 7: In-Home Supportive Services. It provides a complete definition to the IHSS program. MPPs – Manual of Policies & Procedures PDF fileDownload

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Medi-Cal Aid Codes Master Chart

Medi-Cal Aid Codes Master Chart The Aid Codes Master Chart was developed for use in conjunction with the Medi-Cal Eligibility Verification System (EVS). Providers must submit an inquiry to the EVS to verify a recipient’s eligibility for services. The eligibility response returns a message indicating whether the recipient is eligible, and for what services. The message includes an aid code if the recipient is eligible. If a recipient has an…

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Getting Started with California IHSS

Getting Started with California IHSS 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…

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How to: Request a State Hearing & Request for Review

How to: Request a State Hearing & Request for Review

How to: Request a State Hearing & Request for Review How to request a fair hearingRequesting a fair hearing is pretty simple and there are several ways this can be done. All you have to do is say you want one. It is always best to ask for the hearing in writing. You should keep a copy of the request and make very clear that you want a hearing. [State…

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