Am I Eligible for IHSS?

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Basic eligibility factors include:

  • You must be:
    • Aged (65 or older), or
    • Blind, or
    • Disabled (disability must be one that will last longer than one year).


  •  You must physically live in the US, California and Fresno County.


  • You must live at home or in an abode of your own choosing.
    • Hospitals, nursing homes, rehab facilities and residential care homes are not considered "own home".
  • Must meet low-income financial requirements
    • Qualify for Medi-Cal based on income, or
    • Receive Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment (SSI/SSP)


  • You must have functional limitations that prevent you from caring for yourself.
  • You must be able to remain safely at home with IHSS provided.
  • You must provide IHSS with a Health Care Certification form filled out by your physician.