In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)
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What should a tenant do if his or her apartment needs repairs? Can a landlord force a tenant to move? How many days notice does a tenant have to give a landlord before the tenant moves? Can a landlord raise a tenant’s rent? California Tenants—A Guide to Residential Tenants’ and Landlords’ Rights and Responsibilities answers these questions and many others.
Read about where to file your lawsuit or case. Information on jurisdiction and venue.
If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.
The Constitution; Executive and Administrative Laws; County, Appellate, Supreme Court, and Federal Districts; State Legislation; and Legal Guides.
Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.
This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.
The comprehensive and definitive guide to IHSS. Includes information on Services, Self-Assessment, Share of Cost, and Appeals.
How do you address concerns about medication dosage and effects?
You can request a free interpreter to be with you in court.
A court interpreter verbally translates (called “interpreting”) everything the judge and others say from spoken English into your primary language, and everything you say back into spoken English.
This resource has the answers to commonly asked questions about court interpreters, including how to ask for one.
Seniors: Protect yourself from fraud and financial abuse! Be vigilant, be observant. Physical or financial abuse will continue so long as no one knows about it. Listed below are our Top 10 Safety Tips to always keep in mind.
Alphabetical Listing of Resources
This informational video explains the new IHSS program changes regarding overtime and travel time pay, information on violations, and instructions for completing timesheets and Travel Claim forms that was implemented on February 1, 216.
How do I pay for long term care? Can spouses be paid for my care? What happens in an accident or injury? What legal documents should I know about? More questions answered.
Rights and responsibilities for people receiving in-home care.
Insurance, Medicare, Medi-Cal, and other benefits.
The eligibility requirements; estimate your Share of Cost.
These videos provide: a brief summary of the IHSS program, including basic eligibility criteria, the home visit process, available services and supports, and the care provider selection process; services and assessment; information on how an IHSS recipient/consumer may hire a care provider, including tips on how to find, interview, and select a care provider; and how to properly supervise a care provider, including suggestions on how to appropriately communicate with a care provider, how to maintain privacy and protect personal identifying information, and how to direct care providers in completing authorized IHSS tasks.
Getting help with your benefits and community based organizations.
Enrollment, timesheets, share-of-cost, deductions, benefits.
How to navigate issues with public and social benefits systems.
Questions to ask at a medical appointment. Legal issues affecting caregivers.
A formal agreement is one a way to compensate a family member for providing care if he or she gives up their job or spends significant time providing care.
Check out some useful resource videos on public benefit.
How do I request a fair hearing regarding my public assistance benefits? I need an In-Home Supportive Services provider denial hearing. I would like to contact the State Hearing Division about Paraphrased Regulations and Notes.
This guide provides clear and concise answers to questions such as how to: pay for home care, apply for public benefits, make appropriate health care decisions for yourself and others, protect elders in their homes, and thrive as a caregiver.
"Unmet need" refers to a situation where the consumer already gets the maximum hours allowed by IHSS but needs additional care not provided by IHSS or another program like Regional Centers.
Home visits may be made during reasonable hours.
Starting August 1, 2011, if you are applying or already get In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) you must have a medical certificate from a certified health care professional saying you need help at home.