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
• Names and Relationships of Others in the Home • Language Spoken
• 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.