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Please be informed:

The ability to access forms through CDSS is currently down. Please contact the Provider & Recipient Call Center (PARCC) at (559) 600-6666 option 4 for assistance with requesting IHSS forms 

Effective January 15th, 2019

Our Provider and Recipient Call Center will no longer provide timesheet or check status.  This information can be viewed 24 hours a day online, on the Electronic Services Portal (ESP)

 Please note that the state of CA has ten (10) business days to issue a payment to you from the date your timesheet is received at the timesheet processing facility. If you have not received your paycheck ten (10) business days after your check was issued, call the Provider & Recipient Call Center (PARCC) at (559) 600-6666 option 4 for directions on how to request a Stop Payment of the check that was not received and have a new check reissued. For more information on timeframes, please see Where is My Paycheck

For assistance with the ESP call 1-866-376-7066

Effective February 1st, 2019

We will no longer be accepting the following forms in our Public Authority Office Lobby:

Address Changes (SOC 840)

Wage Verification (IHSS 0177)

Recipient and Provider Request Form (IHSS 0168)

Travel Time Agreement (SOC 2255)

Direct Deposit  (see form for return instructions)

Signed, completed forms can be submitted by:

USPS mail to:

Department of Social Services
IHSS - Public Authority
P.O. Box 1912
Fresno, CA 93718-1912

Fax to:

IHSS - Public Authority
(559) 600-7762

Or Email us!


Need to Report Information or Submit a Request? Look at our New Self-Service Options!!

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As an IHSS Care Provider (or recipient) you can now request certain changes without having to come in to the office or call us!  Now you can:

Report a new address and/or phone number

Order Replacement Timesheets

Terminate a Care Provider

Reinstate (rehire) a Care Provider

Verify Employment and Wages as an IHSS Care Provider

Sign up for Direct Deposit (see form for return instructions)

For more information please see our list of available forms here.

Timesheet & Payroll Information

New! Electronic Services Portal (ESP)

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IHSS Care Providers and IHSS Recipients can now access the California Department of Social Services' Electronic Services Portal to get real-time timesheet and payment status information? Using the Electronic Services Portal (ESP) reduces the wait time between mailing a timesheet at the end of a pay period and when the check is delivered. 

And, by registering on the ESP, you will be able to:

• View your timesheet and payment statuses
• Enter and submit timesheets
• No longer mail paper timesheets
• Request additional timesheets
• Enroll in direct deposit
• Claim sick leave

The new website is accessible by smartphone, tablet, laptop or computer. All you need is internet access and your own personal email address.

Go to the Electronic Services Portal now!

If you need additional assistance with the ESP, please contact the Electronic Timesheet Help Desk at 1-866-376-7066 (select option 4)

For more information, see Timesheet Options for IHSS Care Providers

  What is the IHSS Public Authority and what do we do?

The Public Authority was established per State mandate to act as Employer of Record for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Care Providers. The Public Authority negotiates with the Provider's Union SEIU 2015 to set wages, benefits and working conditions for the IHSS Care Providers. The Public Authority also maintains a Provider Registry to help the IHSS Recipients find Care Providers so they can remain in their home safely and independently.

  Learn how to become an IHSS Care Provider

IHSS Care Providers offer assistance to eligible aged, blind and disabled individuals to live safely and independently in comfort of their own homes. The IHSS provider is chosen by the client, and works in the client's home to do those tasks the client cannot do for themselves.  

Join the IHSS Public Authority Provider Registry 

Our IHSS Care Provider Registry maintains a database of Care Providers that have been screened and trained by the Public Authority. The Provider Registry helps link IHSS recipients to providers. When an IHSS recipient asks for help to find a provider, the Public Authority matches providers in the Registry to the recipient's physical location, authorized tasks and work schedule. Since the recipient is the employer, the recipient will interview providers and make a decision on who they will hire. Recipients can also fire a provider at will. 

SEIU Local 2015 (Union)

Being an IHSS Provider makes you a member of the SEIU Local 2015. Do you have a question about Healthcare Benefits or other issues? Please contact SEIU by phone or visit the office located at:

1943 N Gateway Blvd. Suite 101
Fresno, CA 93727
(855) 810-2015

SEIU Local 2015 Online

Report IHSS Fraud

In-Home Supportive Services fraud is an intentional attempt by some providers, and in some cases beneficiaries, to receive unauthorized payments or benefits from the program. This fraud can take many forms, but the most common involves providers knowingly billing for services not performed, or providers billing for the care of more beneficiaries than they can actually serve.
If you observe or have knowledge of suspicious In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) activity, call the DHCS IHSS Fraud Hotline telephone number, 1-800-822-6222, to report it. The call is free and you can remain anonymous. You can also send an e-mail to The recorded message may be heard in English and ten (10) other languages including Spanish, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Armenian, Hmong, Cambodian, Laotian, Farsi, Korean, and Russian. 

Speak up! Join the IHSS Advisory Committee

Would you like to have a say in the care that you provide or receive? Or discuss issues and changes in the IHSS Program? By attending monthly IHSS Advisory Committee meetings you will have the opportunity to provide input from the perspective of the Care Provider and Recipient. Learn more about the IHSS Advisory Committee here.


IHSS Public Authority Provider & Recipient Call Center
(PARCC) at: (559) 600-6666 option 4

Public Authority
Senior Resource Center
2025 E Dakota Ave, 2nd Floor, Fresno, CA 93726
Office Hours: 8am to 5pm
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