Recipients can get services at home from family, a friend, or a provider from the Public Authority Registry. IHSS pays for the services and recipients are responsible for hiring, supervising, and scheduling. They are also responsible for signing timesheets and firing providers who do not perform services as specified.
You may qualify for IHSS if you live in your own home in Santa Clara County and are blind, live with a disability, or are 65 or older.
You must also have a Medi-Cal eligibility determination. If you do not have Medi-Cal, please call 1-877-962-3633 or visit BenefitsCal.com for details or to apply.
You must also complete and submit a Health Care Certification Form.