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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Rehearing Review Process/Protocols

Rehearing Review Process/Protocols

Rehearing Review Process/Protocols If you’ve been denied IHSS and you believe the decision was unfair, inadequate, legally and/or factually incorrect, the first step to appeal the decision is to request a rehearing. The Rehearing Review Protocols document provides you with an overview of the laws governing the “rehearing review process” that rehearing reviewers should consider. It also provides a six-step guide to the process. The ultimate decision as to whether a rehearing…

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Administrative Law Judge Manual

Administrative Law Judge Manual This bench book is designed to advise judges as to proper conduct of a state hearing and how to address a variety of situations that arise in the hearing process. It is to be used as a training tool for all judges. The policies set out in this bench book represent the official policies of the State Hearing Division (SHD) of the California Department of Social…

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