Who is eligible for IHSS?

Eligibility criteria for all IHSS applicants and recipients includes:

  • You must physically reside in the United States.
  • You must also be a California resident.
  • You must have a Medi-Cal eligibility determination.
  • You must 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").
  • You must submit a completed Health Care Certification form.

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1. Who is eligible for IHSS?
2. How do I apply for IHSS?
3. Why do I need Medi-Cal?
4. What is health certification?
5. What happens next?
6. How do I find an IHSS provider?
7. I'm ready to hire my provider. What should happen next?