Effective November 1, 2009, State legislation established new laws that require all current and potential IHSS providers to attend a provider orientation session and to pass a criminal background investigation (CBI). During the orientation, the following information will be explained: eligibility; provider responsibilities and procedures for completing the CBI. Providers will be notified by telephone or in writing of the scheduled orientation appointment.
You may contact the Personal Assistance Services Council (PASC). The PASC is the Public Authority for Los Angels County. The PASC operates a Registry to provide referrals for IHSS consumers and providers. You may contact PASC at (877) 565-4477 for more information.
You may also contact the Service Employees United Long Term Care Worker (ULTCW) Homecare Exchange Registry. SEIU ULTCW operates a Registry for IHSS consumers and providers. You may contact SEIU ULTCW at 1-866-544-5742.
The IHSS consumer/recipient or his/her authorized representative is responsible for hiring, training, supervising, and if necessary firing the provider.
All IHSS providers must complete ALL of the following enrollment requirements:
Note: Providers cannot be enrolled and receive payment as IHSS providers until ALL of the above requirements have been completed, including passing a CBI.
IHSS providers in Los Angeles County are paid $9.50 per hour.
IHSS consumers/recipients and providers must complete, sign, date, and mail timesheets verifying the delivery of authorized services for each pay period. There are two (2) pay periods in the month. The first paid period is from the 1st -15th of the month. The second pay period is from the 16th- 30th (31st) of the month.
All timesheets must be mailed to:
Los Angeles County DPSS
P.O. Box 77906
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Timesheets must be mailed on or after the end of the pay period or after the last day worked. For example, if you worked until October 31st, you must mail the timesheet on or after October 31st.
Note: Timesheets mailed before the end of the paid period or before the last day worked will not be processed and your payment will be delayed.
It takes up to 10 calendar days for timesheets to be processed. Once your timesheet has been processed, the State will issue the paycheck and will withhold the applicable deductions for disability insurance and Social Security. You, as the IHSS provider, may also choose to have federal and State income taxes withheld. IHSS providers are covered by Workers Compensation insurance.
To request replacement timesheets, please call your IHSS Provider Clerk.
All IHSS providers are eligible for Direct Deposit if they:
Direct deposit is not available if your consumer/recipient pays you directly (Advance Pay).
Direct Deposit requests are handled by the State. For more information about Direct Deposit please call (866) 376-7066.
If after 10 calendar days of submitting your timesheet, you have not received your check, contact your Provider Clerk. Your Provider Clerk will explain what to do.
The United Long Term Care Workers' Union, SEIU Local 6434, is the union that represents all IHSS providers in Los Angeles County. All providers must either pay full membership dues or an agency fee. For information regarding the Union or any applicable fees, call SEIU 6434 at 888-373-3018 or 213-368-0688.
IHSS providers who work 77 hours or more per month, for two consecutive months, may qualify for the health plan. The PASC-SEIU Homecare Workers Health Plan is administered by the PASC. Providers pay $1 to receive health benefits. If you have questions about the Health Plan or would like to apply for the health plan, please call (877) 325-4644.
IHSS consumers/recipients who get IHSS services also have Medi-Cal. Some of these consumers must pay a certain dollar amount each month toward their medical expenses. This dollar amount is called a Share of Cost (SOC). A SOC is similar to a private insurance plan's out-of-pocket deductible. Twice a month, both you and the consumer you work for will receive an "Explanation of IHSS SOC" letter that will tell you how much money to collect from the consumer, and how much you will get in the check from the State. The SOC is part of provider's salary. The consumer must pay the SOC, if any, to the provider monthly. The SOC may change from month to month.
Employment/Income Verification must be requested from the appropriate IHSS office (the office responsible for the consumer/recipient's case). Please call the assigned Provider Clerk.
W-4 Form 2011
DE-4 Form 2011
SOC 426, Provider Enrollment Agreement
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