In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) is a California government program that provides economic support for in-home caretakers of children with developmental disabilities, such as Autism and Down Syndrome.
An IHSS provider may receive an hourly wage to observe and monitor a disabled child when he or she needs 24-hour supervision and can continue to safely stay at home.
You could qualify for financial benefits as an In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) provider.
Protective Supervision: safeguard from injury for persons with mental impairments
Domestic: meal preparation, cleaning, laundry, and taking out the garbage
Transportation: driving to medical appointments and accompaniment
Personal Care/Non–Medical: bathing, feeding, and toileting
Paramedical Tasks: assistance with medications, bowel and bladder care, or catheter insertion
If you are a California resident and receive Medi-Cal benefits, you may be eligible for IHSS.
Eligibility is assessed with an evaluation regarding whether your child needs the services it provides to stay safely in your own home as an alternative to out-of-home placement.
To qualify for IHSS, you must complete an IHSS application and provide many pieces of documentation that will need to be submitted accurately.
How to Apply
Gather all documentation to prove your child needs assistance, and fill out the application form.
Once IHSS receives your application, a caseworker will be assigned to conduct a needs assessment of your home and your child’s physical and mental capacity in order to determine what he or she can and cannot do.
After the needs assessment, the IHSS caseworker will contact you and let you know if you have been approved or denied the service.
To find out more about In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS), contact the California Department of Social Services at (800) 952-5253. CDSS supports programs that serve more than eight million people across California, including IHSS.
IHSS offices in Southern California
LOS ANGELES COUNTY
Burbank (888) 822-9622
Chatsworth (888) 822-9622
El Monte (888) 322-2204
Hawthorne (866) 512-2856
Lancaster (888) 822-9622
Metro (866) 512-2857
Pomona (866) 465-0905
Rancho Dominguez (888) 896-0044
Barstow (760) 256-5544
Needles (760) 326-9328
Rancho Cucamonga (909) 948-6200
San Bernardino (909) 891-3700
Victorville (760) 243-8400
Yucca Valley (760) 228-5390
Riverside (888) 960-4477
SAN DIEGO COUNTY
All San Diego County (800) 510-2020
All of Orange County (714) 825-3000
How ADA Helps
American Disability Association (ADA) is dedicated to the wellbeing and protection of children with disabilities and actively provides support to enhance their quality of life.
Whether you are dealing with federal or state benefits or struggling with a school district to get proper education for your child, we have the resources to help you.
Many individuals and families managing a disability are not aware of the wide array of services available to them, or they do not know how to apply for these benefits in a way that is likely to succeed.
We welcome you to reach out for help. Please contact us today.