ACL 14-66: State Utility Assistance Subsidy (SUAS) (9/19/14)

Instructions regarding the new State Utility Assistance Subsidy (SUAS) program. Lists how to cover recipients during the transfer period from LIHEAP Heat and Eat to SUAS.  The SUAS payment ($20.01) is only to be provided to those households who will actually receive additional CalFresh benefits or become eligible for CalFresh as a result of receiving the payment.  [Download]

ACL 14-76: Implementation Of Provisions Of Senate Bills 855 And 873 Relating To The IHSS And Waiver Personal Care Services Programs (10/8/14)

Instructions on the AB 855 and SB 873 limit on the number of authorized hours providers in the IHSS and and Waiver Personal Care Services (WPCS) programs are permitted to work in a workweek.  The letter provides information and instructions for implementing new policies that require that IHSS/WPCS providers receive compensation for travel time and wait time under certain circumstances. Included are new and revised forms and notices to be used by counties in implementing the new policies. [Download]

ACL 14-68: IHSS Advance Pay And Provider Enrollment Requirements (11/3/14)

Instructions on the prohibition of using Advance Pay money to pay Individual Providers who have not completed the IHSS provider enrollment process and have not enrolled as IHSS providers, and a review of the time sheet rules.  The Advance Pay option allows eligible IHSS recipients (described in the letter) to get a direct monthly IHSS payment , in order to pay providers at the time services are rendered.  When in Advance Pay the provider’s time sheets must be sent it at the end of each authorized service month.  If the recipient fails to submit the provider’s time sheets, within 90 days from the date of payment, the county shall have the right to change the recipient’s payment delivery method from payment in advance to payment in arrears.  [Download]