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Live-In IHSS/WPCS Providers

Beginning January 2017, providers will have the option to self-certify living arrangements to exclude IHSS/WPCS wages from federal income tax by completing and submitting a Live-In Self-Certification Form (SOC 2298).

For more information: Provider Information Notice , Live-In Self-Certification Form (SOC 2298), Live-In Self Certification Cancellation Form for IRS Federal Tax Wage Exclusion (SOC 2299).


IHSS Provider Overtime Exemption and Violation Statistics

In February 2016, the new Fair Labor Standards Act Overtime, Travel Time and Wait Time requirements began in the In-Home Supportive Services Program. We are providing the† IHSS Provider Overtime Exemption and Violation Statistics .


Update on the Continuum Of Care Reform - Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program

The Department is pleased to release the Continuum of Care Interim Licensing Standards that will govern Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program effective January 1, 2017.†


Update on the Continuum Of Care Reform - Foster Family Agencies

The Department is pleased to release the Continuum of Care †Interim Licensing Standards that will govern Foster Family Agencies effective January 1, 2017.


Home Care Aide Registry

The Home Care Aide Registry is live! This website allows Home Care Aides to submit an online application and payment to be listed on the Home Care Aide Registry. In addition, the Home Care Aide Registry provides individuals with the ability to search for a Home Care Aide who has completed the application and criminal background check process administered by CDSS. More information see the Home Care Services Website .

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