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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CalFresh Decision

CalFresh Decision This is the first successful appeal that I am aware of involving the exemption of MediCaid Waiver IHSS (via IRS 2014-7) for purposes of qualifying for the Cal Fresh program. In this case, the claimant argued that the disabled child was already excluded from the Cal Fresh calculation as he received SSI, therefore the difficulty of care payment (the IHSS income) should be excluded from the household’s income…

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Detail of Current Changes to IHSS and Updates on Litigation

The Governor’s proposed budget would reduce In-Home Supportive Services for 254,000 low-income seniors and people with Disabilities The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Program helps more than 425,000 low-income seniors and people with disabilities live safely in their own homes, thereby preventing their placement in more costly out-of-home care. Most IHSS participants receive domestic and related care services, including laundry, shopping for food, cooking and cleaning up after meals, and general…

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Governor Proposes to Eliminate $750 Million From IHSS

Snapshot of Governor’s proposed cuts to IHSS in the May revise: Although rescinding his threat to eliminate IHSS altogether, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has instead proposed a massive cut of up to $750 million in the program. This would represent more than 60 percent of the current IHSS budget. The proposed cuts are to be made with details “developed using a stakeholder group” however the Administration would make the final decision…

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Facts About New IHSS Enrollment Requirements

Concern and confusion about the new IHSS provider enrollment requirements – especially about new eligibility criteria and criminal background checks – has caused a serious problem for IHSS providers and clients and for our union.That is why we want to provide you with the FACTS about the new enrollment requirements and to urge you to complete the enrollment process as soon as possible.New State Law Requires IHSS Providers to: Complete…

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Release: Expansion of Managed Care for Medicare Medi-Cal “Dual-Eligible”

California Budget Crisis: Legislative Language Part of Governor’s 2012-2013 State Budget That Requires Legislative Approval In Coming Months – Would Expand Existing Effort To Implement 4 County Demonstration Project to 10 Counties SACRAMENTO, CA (CDCAN) [Last updated 02/07/2012 06:30 AM] – The Brown Administration yesterday released proposed budget related legislative language – called “budget trailer bill language” – that would provide authorization to expand an existing effort to move hundreds of…

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Proposed Budget Would Reduce IHSS for 254,000 People

The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Program helps more than 425,000 low-income seniors and people with disabilities live safely in their own homes, thereby preventing their placement in more costly out-of-home care. Most IHSS participants receive domestic and related care services, including laundry, shopping for food, cooking and cleaning up after meals, and general housework. Individuals who are less able to perform these activities are eligible for higher levels of assistance….

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