What is In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)?

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Feb. 2, 2022Updated Mar. 17, 2022

IHSS is a Medi-Cal program that provides home-based personal care and related services so that people with disabilities can remain safely in their communities. Part of a broader network of Medi-Cal-funded services and supports designed to keep people with disabilities living in their communities and not in institutions, the IHSS program will help pay for certain services for an eligible child with a disability to remain safely in their own home. Your child must be enrolled in Medi-Cal before you apply for IHSS.

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

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