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In-Home Supportive Services

What is it and who qualifies?

The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program provides in-home assistance to eligible aged, blind and disabled individuals as an alternative to out-of-home care and enables recipients to remain safely in their own homes.

In order to apply for IHSS, a disabled person, or their parent/guardian must first obtain Medi-Cal coverage for the recipient. This may be obtained by qualifying due to income or receiving an Institutional Deeming Waiver. 

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