How to Become an IHSS Provider

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An In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) provider is someone who gets paid to provider services to a person who receives in-home supportive services under the IHSS Program.  If you want to become an IHSS provider, you must complete all the steps outlined in the document linked below before you can be enrolled as a provider and receive payment from the IHSS program for providing services.

If you have any questions about the provider enrollment process or requirements, contact your county IHSS Office or contact your IHSS Public Authority.

Additional Information

IHSS Provider Orientation Process

How to Appeal if you have been denied as an IHSS provider.

Once you have become an IHSS provider, the following are resources intended to help you as you provide services to your IHSS recipient:


IHSS Provider Direct Deposit

Direct Deposit is an optional way for IHSS providers to receive their IHSS payroll checks.  With Direct Deposit, the IHSS provider’s payroll check is deposited directly into the provider’s checking or savings account instead of being sent through the mail.  IHSS payroll paychecks can be deposited into a provider’s account at a bank, savings and loan or credit union.

Each provider enrolled in Direct Deposit will receive a Direct Deposit Remittance Advice that will look like, and contain the same information as, the Statement of Earnings (pay stub) that provider’s currently receive attached to their IHSS payroll check.  With the pay stub providers will also receive a new timesheet for the next pay period.

Direct Deposit will eliminate having provider’s paychecks lost in the mail or stolen from their mailbox.  Additionally, providers may have access to their money sooner because they don’t have to wait for the check to come in the mail.

IHSS Provider Direct Deposit Letter and Form

Information and Resources

For more information and resources visit the IHSS Provider website. This resource is designed to assist county eligibility workers and other partners who provide services to the public.