In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Eligibility

To be eligible for IHSS, you must be one of the following:

  • 65 Years of Age or Older
  • Legally Blind
  • A Disabled Adult or a Disabled Child. 

You must also:

      ·        Be a California resident.

·         Live in your own home.  Your "own home" is any place you choose to live, except a nursing home or other out-of-home care facility, licensed or not.

·         Be a United States citizen or an immigrant lawfully admitted for permanent residence.

·         Be eligible for Medi-Cal in the county you are applying for IHSS services.

·         And, either:

o   Receive or be eligible to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) / State Supplemental Payments (SSP).


o   Meet all SSI / SSP eligibility criteria except for income or citizenship / immigration status.

·         If you do not receive SSI / SSP, your income and personal property will be used to determine your eligibility for IHSS. 


Other Criteria for IHSS


·         Income:  If your income is above the SSI / SSP limits, you may be required to pay for a portion of your IHSS benefits.  This is called a “Share of Cost”. 

·         Personal property may not exceed $2,000 for an individual or $3,000 for a couple.  

·         Property that IS NOT included in determining eligibility includes:

o   The home you own and live in

o   One vehicle required for transportation to and from medical appointments / work

o   All life insurance policies, if the combined face value is not more than $1,500

·         Property that IS included in determining eligibility includes: 

o   Cash on hand

o   Checking and savings accounts

o   Value of stocks, bonds and trust deeds

o   Real property other than the home you own and live in

o   Additional automobiles and recreational vehicles

o   Promissory notes and loans


How to Apply for IHSS


·                 During regular business hours: Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.,
 except holidays, call the ODAS IHSS Referral Line at (707) 784-8259
and provide as much known information listed below for the person in need of IHSS:

Name Relationship to you and Phone Number
Gender Services being Requested
Address Diagnosis and Symptoms
Phone Number Primary Medical Provider Information
Date of Birth Primary Medical Provider Phone Number
Social Security Number Name of Insurance Coverage
Ethnicity Medical Record Number
Language Spoken Names and Relationships of Others in the Home
Guardian / Contact's Name Name of current or prospective care provider (if any)
Whether there is Smoking or Pets in Home

Please Note: There may be a waiting list.



  • For information regarding your IHSS application or your current IHSS services,

          please call (707) 784-8259

  • For assistance finding an IHSS Caregiver

          please call (707) 784-8200

  • For provider enrollment or provider orientation,

            please call (707) 784-8753 or go to

  • For questions about your paycheck or wage verifications,

          please call (707) 784-8990

  • To request timesheets,

          please call (707) 784-8990

  • To fax documents,

            please fax to (707) 784-2440

To submit any forms, please mail to:

            County of Solano, IHSS
            275 Beck Avenue, MS 5-110
            Fairfield, CA 94533


To report suspected fraud in the In-Home Supportive Services program, call (707) 784-8259.