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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IHSS Regulations – Social Services Standards Manual of Policies and Procedures

IHSS Regulations – Social Services Standards Manual of Policies and Procedures

Finding IHSS regulations on CDSS website can be a cumbersome task as you navigate through their large collection of PDF files and unorganized links. Hopefully this article will help point you in the right direction. The “Social Services Standards Manual” contains all of CDSS policies and procedures. This manual is divided up into 4 large PDF files. In regards to In-Home Supportive Services you need to look at two of…

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