In-Home Supportive Services

The IHSS Program is a federal, state and locally funded program designed to help pay for services provided to you so that you can remain safely in your own home. You may be eligible if you are 65 years of age, disabled, or blind. Disabled children are also eligible for IHSS.
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You May Be Eligible For IHSS If You:

  • Are 65 years of age, disabled or blind.
  • Have a functional impairment and are at risk for out of home care placement.
  • Have a need for IHSS services in order to remain safely at home.
  • Physically reside in the United States.
  • Are a California resident.
  • Have a Medi-Cal eligibility determination.
  • Live at home or an abode of your own choosing (acute care hospital, long-term care facilities, and licensed community care facilities are not considered "own home").
  • Submit a completed Health Care Certification form.