The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has issued instructions about recovery of overpayments in the In Home Supportive Service Program (IHSS). An overpayment includes any payments to a recipient to purchase IHSS services in an amount to which the recipient was not entitled. Counties must recover the full amount of IHSS overpayments. However, prior to initiating overpayment recovery, counties must confirm there has been a conviction for fraud against the IHSS program. Once a fraud conviction has been established, counties can proceed with overpayment recovery.
CDSS has issued two new notices of action, NA 1284 for recipient fraud conviction and NA 1283 for advance pay recipient fraud conviction. (ACL 19-81, August 8, 2019.)