March 24, 2021
COVID-19 vaccine eligibility has expanded to include IHSS recipients aged 16 and older. Because of this, CDSS has authorized compensation for providers who accompany their clients to receive the vaccine. Providers will be able to claim up to two hours per vaccine, four hours total. If you are already authorized to take your client to appointments, you will just need to claim these hours under that on your timesheet. If you’re not, however, you will need to fill out this Claim Form and submit it to your local IHSS office. We also recommend sending a copy to your social worker for their records.
To request this payment, you should complete the form, have your client sign it, and submit it to the county IHSS office. Please be aware that your client’s maximum hours will not change, and any hours claimed through this process that would increase their hours above the maximum are not eligible for payment.
The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) will be implementing a change to the IHSS Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) system beginning July 1, 2023.
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