IHSS has two pay periods each month, from the 1st through the 15th and the 16th through the end of the month. Providers must complete timesheets for the hours of care provided in each period. Both the provider and recipient then sign the timesheets and submit for processing.
To sign up, recipients and providers create an account, username, and password at the Electronic Services Portal. Learn more about how to create an account and how to submit timesheets using the button below.
Providers are paid overtime when they work more than 40 hours in one week. When you work more than 40 hours in one workweek (defined as beginning on 12:00 am Sunday and ending on 11:59 pm Saturday), your pay will be 1-1/2 time your hourly wage for every hour beyond 40.
There is a limit to the number of hours a provider can work in a workweek. All monthly authorized hours will be divided by four to determine the maximum number of weekly hours. If you work for one recipient only, you can work all the hours for a given workweek. If you work for more than one recipient, the maximum number of hours you can claim is 66 hours per week.
Providers may work for more than one recipient at different locations. If they must travel directly from one recipient to the next to provide IHSS services, they may be paid for travel time. The maximum amount of paid travel time is seven hours per workweek.
There are consequences when a provider exceeds the workweek or travel time limitation. These violations can range from a written warning to one year of ineligibility as an IHSS provider.