IHSS providers are now eligible to receive overtime, travel time, and medical wait time pay Overtime, travel time, and medical wait time pay are a historic new benefit for IHSS providers, and in many cases are life-changing for families. And with these new benefits come new IHSS program rules. Keep in mind, while your IHSS timesheet will not change, how you record your hours may change.
UDW is here to help! If you need assistance completing your IHSS timesheet, or have questions about the new IHSS program rules, contact the UDW Member Benefits Center at 1-800-621-5016.
The new timesheet rules have been put in place to prevent providers from working more IHSS hours than they are authorized. For this reason, it is important that providers do not turn in timesheets with more than your clients’ number of maximum weekly hours.
Violations are penalties IHSS providers will receive for exceeding workweek or travel time limits. Violation consequences start with a notice, and progress in severity to a one-year termination from the IHSS program.
If you receive a violation notice in the mail but were never counseled by a social worker about how to properly fill out your timesheet to avoid penalties, contact UDW immediately at 1-800-621-5016.
Continue reading for more information on the new IHSS timesheet rules, and how they affect the way you complete your timesheet.