A share of cost is a dollar amount the recipient is responsible to pay to the provider. IHSS recipients who have a share of cost should not pay their IHSS provider any monies until they have received a letter from the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) instructing them to pay.
If a recipient has other Medi-Cal vendors earlier in the month, they may have encumbered the share of cost elsewhere. Once a letter is received from CDSS and it has an amount the recipient is responsible for paying the provider for services. Letters are sent to both the recipient and provider following each IHSS pay period (twice a month).
Each IHSS recipient receives verification of the specific services and frequency of those services that they are authorized to receive and the State will only pay for authorized services and hours. Authorized Services may include:
The responsibilities and duties of the IHSS Social Worker include the following:
You are responsible for calling your IHSS Social Worker immediately when: