This means less money for schools, transportation, workforce development, and public safety. IHSS allows low income seniors and people with disabilities to live at home safely and with dignity at a much lower cost than institutionalization.” “However, UDW caregivers look forward to working with the Legislature and the Governor to permanently restore the 7% cut once and for all. CSAC was featured on panels at both hearings and provided an update on implementation of the 2019-20 County IHSS Maintenance of Effort (MOE), shared county progress on IHSS collective bargaining, and stated our opposition to stakeholder proposals related to IHSS collective bargaining. IHSS County MOE. 2019 IHSS MOE In the 2017 legislation (SB 90, Chapter 25, Statutes of 2017) that established the increased County In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Maintenance of Effort (MOE), CSAC advocated for a provision that required the Department of Finance to reexamine the 2017 IHSS fiscal structure during the development of the 2019-20 budget. ihsscoalition.org has been informing visitors about topics such as Ihss California, Ihss and Home Assistance Services.

The budget will also freeze county and public authority administration funding at 2019-20 levels to administer the IHSS program, despite growth in the program, unless federal funding is received. The Governor proposes $12.7 billion for IHSS ($4.3 billion GF), which is a 15.2% increase in General Fund spending over 2018-19, for an estimated 564,000 clients, a 4.5% increase over the last budget. The budget also makes additional changes and reductions to IHSS, including: Conforming coverage of the IHSS-Residual program to align with Medi-Cal program eligibility. In mid May, Governor Newsom released his proposed budget for the next fiscal year. The IHSS program provides personal care and domestic services to low-income individuals to help them remain safely in their own homes and communities. Although California’s revenues are projected to grow by 5.9% percent, IHSS recipients will continue to see their service hours cut 8% through June and 7% ongoing. The Medi-Cal budget is $99.5 billion ($22.7 billion General Fund) in 2019-20 and $112.1 billion ($23.2 billion General Fund) in 2020-21. The following letter was sent to both the California State Assembly and California State Senate members of their respective budget committees in opposition to the proposed 7% cuts to IHSS hours.

This means that individuals who lose Medi-Cal eligibility will contemporaneously lose access to IHSS. The budget is in remarkably good shape.

California Gov. IHSS helps seniors and people with disabilities avoid hospitalization and homelessness.

2 LEGISLA 202021 IHSS BACKGROUND Overview of the IHSS Program. Blowing a hole in California’s state budget, 5% of which is comprised of federal funding. From The IHSS Union about budget cuts: The state of California has proposed a 7% cut to our clients’ hours of care to help balance the state budget. The Budget creates the biggest reserve in state history, pays off the Wall of Debt.