Beginning February 12, 2018, a new Online Direct Deposit Enrollment Service is now available for IHSS and WPCS providers on the IHSS Electronic Timesheet System (ETS) website.

The new Online Direct Deposit Enrollment Service allows current, active IHSS/WPCS providers in all California counties the ability to electronically enroll, change or dis-enroll via the CDSS IHSS ETS website, instead of using a paper form. The paper enrollment form is still available on the CDSS website for those who want to use it.

Use of direct deposit in either format is not mandatory but is highly encouraged.

Some of the benefits of using Direct Deposit include:

  • Providers can receive their paycheck faster because they no longer have to wait for their paper warrant to be delivered through the post office.  
  • Providers no longer have to wait for a paper warrant to be mailed to them, their IHSS/WPCS paycheck will be deposited directly into their bank account.
  • Providers no longer have to worry about the paper warrant being lost or stolen.

Using the Online Direct Deposit Enrollment Service to enroll in direct deposit is easy: Providers need to log into their account on the IHSS ETS website, then select the Direct Deposit option in the Menu located at the top of the screen and follow the instructions.   

It takes approximately 30 days for the provider(s) to start receiving Direct Deposit after they successfully submit their Online Direct Deposit enrollment request.

The provider should continue to submit their timesheets as they wait for their Direct Deposit to begin. A provider’s Direct Deposit enrollment request and use of Direct Deposit does not change the way they submit their timesheets.   

IHSS/WPCS providers who have general questions about Direct Deposit can call the Provider Direct Deposit Help Desk during business hours at 1-866-376-7066 (select option 2 for Direct Deposit Assistance).

IHSS/WPCS providers who have questions about creating or accessing their ETS account or entering their direct deposit information online can call the Electronic Timesheet Help Desk during business hours at 1-866-376-7066.

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