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Apply for IHSS

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Published: Feb. 27, 2023Updated: Jun. 6, 2024

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When to do itAfter becoming a Medi-Cal recipient
You can apply for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) if your child receives Medi-Cal.
In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) can fund care services in your home so that you have additional resources to support your child.


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Obtain In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)
Medi-Cal’s IHSS program will help pay for certain services such as personal care services, meal preparation, paramedical services, accompaniment to medical appointments, and protective supervision. We’re here to help you learn about the process, apply, and get started with IHSS. Your child must be enrolled in Medi-Cal to receive IHSS.
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