IHSS Provider Enrollment

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has issued a reminder to counties that applicants to be In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) providers have 90 calendar days to complete all enrollment requirements.  The 90 day period begins either when the prospective provider completes one enrollment requirement or when a recipient designates in writing the individual as their provider.

An applicant to be an IHSS provider is ineligible if they do not complete all enrollment requirements within 90 calendar days of starting the enrollment process.  However, the county can extend the period to complete the enrollment process by 45 calendar days for good cause.

If a prospective provider begins providing authorized services for an eligible recipient before they are determined eligible to be enrolled as a provider, they may be eligible to be paid back to the date of application.  (ACIN I-30-19, May 22, 2019.)