COVID-19 IHSS provider overtime

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has issued guidance about flexibility available to counties because of COVID-19.  Counties should allow recipients flexibility in assigning weekly service hours to their IHSS providers so that recipients may receive adequate and timely services.  When providers incur overtime violations while performing services that are “in critical need,” CDSS will remove the violations through June 30, 2020.  (Program Manager Letter, March 19, 2020.)