Where are In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) provided?
IHSS services generally must be provided in the recipient’s home (aside from exceptions such as accompaniment to doctor visits). IHSS providers cannot be paid for services rendered while the recipient is away on vacation, out of the country, or in the hospital. If your child is hospitalized, you should notify your child’s caseworker. You cannot bill for IHSS services on a day that your child spent fully inpatient, but you can bill for services performed at home on the day of admission and for services performed at home on the day of discharge. If your family is taking a vacation, you may wish to speak with your service coordinator ahead of time and get written approval to bill hours during this time. If your child is out of state for more than 30 days, their eligibility may be impacted.
For more information about what to expect, see our article In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS): Learn the Essentials.