In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)
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If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.
Read about where to file your lawsuit or case. Information on jurisdiction and venue.
These videos provide: a brief summary of the IHSS program, including basic eligibility criteria, the home visit process, available services and supports, and the care provider selection process; services and assessment; information on how an IHSS recipient/consumer may hire a care provider, including tips on how to find, interview, and select a care provider; and how to properly supervise a care provider, including suggestions on how to appropriately communicate with a care provider, how to maintain privacy and protect personal identifying information, and how to direct care providers in completing authorized IHSS tasks.
Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.
The Constitution; Executive and Administrative Laws; County, Appellate, Supreme Court, and Federal Districts; State Legislation; and Legal Guides.
This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.
Questions to ask at a medical appointment. Legal issues affecting caregivers.
Check out some useful resource videos on public benefit.
Seniors: Protect yourself from fraud and financial abuse! Be vigilant, be observant. Physical or financial abuse will continue so long as no one knows about it. Listed below are our Top 10 Safety Tips to always keep in mind.
A formal agreement is one a way to compensate a family member for providing care if he or she gives up their job or spends significant time providing care.
Getting help with your benefits and community based organizations.
Enrollment, timesheets, share-of-cost, deductions, benefits.
How do I request a fair hearing regarding my public assistance benefits?
How do I pay for long term care? Can spouses be paid for my care? What happens in an accident or injury? What legal documents should I know about? More questions answered.
This informational video explains the new IHSS program changes regarding overtime and travel time pay, information on violations, and instructions for completing timesheets and Travel Claim forms that was implemented on February 1, 216.
The eligibility requirements; estimate your Share of Cost.
This guide provides clear and concise answers to questions such as how to: pay for home care, apply for public benefits, make appropriate health care decisions for yourself and others, protect elders in their homes, and thrive as a caregiver.
"Unmet need" refers to a situation where the consumer already gets the maximum hours allowed by IHSS but needs additional care not provided by IHSS or another program like Regional Centers.