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Proposed 2020-21 California Budget: Governor Newsom is holding the annual press conference to unveil his FY 20-21 budget proposal (watch live at https://twitter.com/CAgovernor?s=20).  Here is a cut & paste of the IHSS section in the attached Governor’s Budget Summary (see page 38).

IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES

The IHSS program provides domestic and related services such as housework, transportation, and personal care services to eligible low-income aged, blind, and disabled persons. These services are provided to assist individuals to remain safely in their homes and prevent more costly institutionalization. The Budget includes $14.9 billion ($5.2 billion General Fund) for the IHSS program in 2020-21, a 16-percent increase in General Fund costs over the revised 2019-20 level. Average monthly caseload in this program is estimated to be 586,000 recipients in 2020-21, a 4.5-percent increase from the revised 2019-20 projection.

Other Significant Adjustments:

• Minimum Wage—The Budget reflects $1.1 billion ($523.8 million General Fund) to support planned minimum wage increases of $13 per hour on January 1, 2020 and $14 per hour on January 1, 2021.

• Full-Scope Medi-Cal Expansion for Undocumented Persons Aged 65 and Over—The Budget includes $5.9 million General Fund in 2020-21, growing to $119.5 million General Fund in 2021-22, to support increased IHSS costs associated with the proposed expansion of full-scope Medi-Cal coverage for undocumented persons 65 years of age or older, beginning January 1, 2021. See the Department of Health Care Services section for more information.

• Training for County Social Workers and Managers—The Budget includes $3.7 million ($1.9 million General Fund) in 2020-21 and $240,000 ($120,000 General Fund) ongoing to support additional training for county social workers and managers in conducting needs assessments for IHSS recipients to promote consistency across all counties with respect to program requirements.

Karen

 

Comments on ORD #0915-11

DRC & Justice in Aging Comments sent on December 21, 2018

COUNTY MOE

CSAC has reached an agreement with the administration on clean-up language to the IHSS statute on the MOE.  The language has been amended into AB 110 and the bill will be heard in the Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Committee tomorrow.  AB 110 clarifies the language on the supplemental wage to resolve conflicting interpretations of the statute that have held up implementation of the collective bargaining contract in Santa Cruz.  There is no opposition and the bill should be on the Governor’s desk within a few days.  The IHSS language starts on page 28 of the attached bill.  The CSAC letter in support, which is co-signed by CAPA, is attached.

  AD 110    CSAS Support Letter

PRELIMINARY FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2017-18 MAINTENANCE OF EFFORT (MOE) REQUIREMENT FOR THE IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES (IHSS) PROGRAM

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Letters of Support

CAPA Reports

10/2018 CAPA Legislative Report

 

IHSS Coalition

CCWRO Bill Tracker:

California Public Benefits Legislatve Bill & Budget Actions Tacker #2017-14

California Public Benefits Legislative Bill & Budget Action Tracker #2017-09

California Association of Public Authoities (CAPA)

Legislative Report - January 2018

CARA Newsletters:

CARA Alert May 29 2017 - Lobby Day Great Success - Must Pass AB 562

Independent Living Center Information

State Independent Living Council

State HHS & SS Reports

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