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How many IHSS hours can I receive for protective supervision?

How many IHSS hours can I receive for protective supervision?

Published: Mar. 5, 2022Updated: Mar. 17, 2022

Protective supervision is an IHSS service for recipients who require 24/7 supervision to prevent injury to themselves or others due to severely impaired judgment, orientation, and/or memory (their words). IHSS does not provide funding for 24/7 supervision, but it does award a block of hours to cover a portion of this need. Severely impaired recipients will receive protective supervision hours on top of their other hours, up to a maximum of 283 hours per month. Non-severely impaired recipients will receive their monthly hours plus 195 protective supervision hours.

For more details, check out our article IHSS: Protective Supervision and Paramedical Services.

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