Fact Sheets: IHSS Services and Eligibility & Application Process

The IHSS program serves more than 500,000 Californians and ensures they receive the care and support they need to live in the community. The program is structured to provide a high level of flexibility and autonomy to the recipients. This consumer-driven approach has a lot of positives, but has introduced complexity into the program.

Two new fact sheets explain two facets of the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program—Eligibility and the Application Process, and IHSS Services: Basics. These fact sheets provide a simplified starting place to understand how the eligibility and application process work, what services are available, and how the county determines eligibility for specific services.

These facts sheets are a part of a series of fact sheets about IHSS, which Justice in Aging will be releasing periodically. All Justice in Aging IHSS resources can be found here as they are released.

About Katrina Cohens

Katrina Cohens is based in Justice in Aging’s Washington, DC office and serves as the Database Manager.