District 1

San Diego County

UDW gives back with the Culinary Arts Academy

UDW gives back with the Culinary Arts Academy

UDW launched our Culinary Arts Academy in January. The academy is free and aimed at providing home care providers and community members with new skills to be successful in the food services industry. “It’s always been a dream of mine to go to a culinary academy,” said Veva Cockrell, a program participant. She and the other students have spent Saturday afternoon in the UDW community hall, learning about packaging and marketing homemade goods – this is their second class. “I’m so grateful for this opportunity,” said Veva, who currently works as a cosmetologist. Right now the students are learning about […]

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Important tax update for IHSS providers who live with their clients (IRS notice 2014-7)

Important tax update for IHSS providers who live with their clients (IRS notice 2014-7)

UPDATE – 11/3/2016: According to the latest guidance from the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), wages received by Waiver Personal Care Services (WPCS) and/or In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) providers who live in the same home as the recipient of those services are not considered part of gross income for federal income tax purposes. CDSS recently mailed the ‘Live-In Provider Self-Certification Information Notice’ and the ‘Live-In Self-Certification Form For IRS Federal Tax Wage Exclusion’ (SOC 2298) forms to providers with the same address as their IHSS client. Those providers are candidates to claim the IRS Wage Exclusion from Federal Income Tax. SOC 2298 allows […]

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Important dates and forms for the new IHSS timesheet rules

Important dates and forms for the new IHSS timesheet rules

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has made changes to IHSS program rules related to the 2016 implementation of overtime, travel time, and medical wait time. Some of these rules affect the way we complete our IHSS timesheets. We advise all providers to be aware of the following dates and required forms. MARCH 15, 2016 CDSS mailed several informational notices and forms to IHSS providers and recipients. March 15, 2016, is the date by which your client must review, complete, and postmark IHSS form SOC 2256 – the In-Home Supportive Services Program Recipient and Provider Workweek Agreement. Note: this […]

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California Homecare providers win overtime pay

By Kevin Brown, AFSCME, February 5, 2016 After years of advocating to improve the standard of care for California home care clients, In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) providers began to receive overtime pay and pay for travel time and medical accompaniment time from the State of California – for the first time ever. Until this week, caregivers did not receive basic labor protections under the Fair Labor Standards Act to ensure quality care for the state’s 400,000 IHSS clients. Now, thanks to the advocacy of AFSCME and its allies, home care providers will be fully paid for their work. The new […]

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Important exemption to overtime workweek limit for IHSS providers who also provide Waiver Personal Care Services (WPCS)

Important exemption to overtime workweek limit for IHSS providers who also provide Waiver Personal Care Services (WPCS)

UDW continues to urge the state to bring peace of mind to the small number of IHSS providers who would be negatively impacted by the new overtime pay rules and workweek limits. Recently, we announced the categorical exemption, which allows eligible parent and grandparent providers of IHSS to work up to 90 hours per week and still receive overtime pay. Today, we are happy to share the WPCS exemption policy from the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). This policy will impact IHSS providers who also provide Waiver Personal Care Services (WPCS). DHCS may allow you to work up to […]

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