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URGENT for UDW Members: Sign Updated Card to Stay a Member

URGENT for UDW Members: Sign Updated Card to Stay a Member

IMPORTANT! In order to remain a UDW member and have dues payments automatically deducted, you must reauthorize your membership here. Last month, the federal government announced the official rule change aimed at prohibiting home care providers like us from automatically deducting union dues and health care payments from our own paychecks. This new rule could go into effect as early as July 5. Read more about the rule change here. The form on www.MyUDW.org contains updated language that will allow you to continue having these payments deducted from your paycheck. We are also working hard to find a solution to help you […]

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UDW helped me get $43,000 of back pay!

UDW helped me get $43,000 of back pay!

My name is Delfina Gonzalez. I care for my daughter, Amanda. She is 23 years old and lives with Down syndrome. She is nonverbal and I need to do everything for her. I found out about IHSS through a friend and I applied for the program in October 2017. At orientation, I signed up as a UDW member because I liked the idea that there were other providers ready to help me if I need it. I needed that help right away. The social worker only gave my daughter 25 hours. I knew that amount didn’t reflect the amount of […]

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UPDATE: What you need to know right now about Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)

UPDATE: What you need to know right now about Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)

A federal law has mandated that all states implement Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) for Medicaid-funded personal care services programs like IHSS starting January 1, 2019—or else lose significant funding. Providers and clients have been very worried about what EVV will be like: Will it endanger our privacy? Will it create lots of extra work in our already busy days? UDW caregivers have been active in opposing a burdensome EVV system, and have been sharing our fears and concerns about EVV to the California Department of Social Services (DSS). And it appears our hard work is paying off. The state announced […]

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