End of proration of IHSS protective supervision

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has information regarding the end of prorating of In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) protective supervision.

Protective supervision is an IHSS service for observing non-self directing, confused, mentally impaired or mentally ill persons who need 24-hour per day supervision to remain safely in their home.  Previously, when two or more recipients in the same household were eligible for protective supervision, the need was considered to be met in common and the hours were prorated.  Effective July 1, 2020, protective supervision will no longer be prorated when two or more protective supervision recipients live in the same home.

Counties must ensure that recipients understand that their IHSS hours may increase because protective supervision hours are no longer prorated.  County should inform recipients of workweek limitations and the possible need for additional care providers because of the increased hours.  (ACL 20-111, October 13, 2020.)