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What can In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) pay for?

What can In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) pay for?

Published: Feb. 2, 2022Updated: Mar. 15, 2022

For children, authorized services may include personal care services, meal preparation, paramedical services (medical services that are prescribed and monitored by a medical provider), accompaniment to medical appointments, and protective supervision (24/7 supervision to prevent injury to themselves or others due to severe impairments in judgment, orientation and/or memory). Hours will only be awarded for services that exceed what a parent would usually be expected to provide to a typically developing child of the same age. IHSS typically authorizes services in the following categories:

  • Domestic services

  • Non-medical personal care services

  • Accompaniment to medical appointments

  • Protective supervision

  • Paramedical services

  • Yard hazard abatement

For more information about what to expect, see our article In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS): Learn the Essentials.

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