CDCAN: IHSS WORKER OVERTIME BUDGET TRAILER BILL RELEASED – WOULD APPEAR TO PUT IN PLACE 66 HOUR CAP THOUGH PROVIDES FOR EXCEPTIONS

SACRAMENTO, CA (CDCAN – LAST UPDATED 06/14/2014  05:57 AM) –  The budget related language from the Brown Administration and drafted by legislative budget staff dealing with implementation of allowing for overtime pay for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) workers beginning January 1, 2015 to comply with the new federal Department of Labor regulations was released early … Continue reading

CDCAN: ASSEMBLY BUDGET SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STAFF RECOMMENDS REJECTION OF GOVERNOR’S IHSS WORKER CAP AND RESTORATION OF 7% IHSS RECIPIENT HOUR REDUCTIONS; RECOMMENDS EARLY START RESTORATION – OTHER REGIONAL CENTER ITEMS MIRROR ACTIONS TAKEN IN SENATE

SACRAMENTO, CA (CDCAN – LAST UPDATED 05/23/2014  10:40 AM) – The budget staff of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee #1 on Health and Human Services, chaired by Assemblymember Shirley Weber (Democrat – San Diego, 79th Assembly District), have recommended that the subcommittee several actions that mirror what their Senate counterpart did earlier this week, including a … Continue reading

CDCAN: SENATE BUDGET SUBCOMMITTEE #3 STAFF RECOMMENDS REJECTION OF GOVERNOR’S IHSS WORKER 40 HOUR CAP PROPOSAL AND RESTORATION OF 7% IHSS CUT TO RECIPIENTS

SACRAMENTO, CA (CDCAN – LAST UPDATED 05/21/2014 10:40 AM) – The Senate Budget Subcommittee #3 on Health and Human Services will take action this morning on Governor Brown’s controversial proposal to cap In-Home Supportive Service (IHSS) worker hours to 40 hours per week to avoid triggering new federal over-time regulations that are scheduled to go … Continue reading

CDCAN: GOVERNOR PROPOSED BUDGET REVISIONS KEEPS TIGHT LID ON INCREASED NEW SPENDING

  No New Proposals to Restore Health and Human Service Programs Including Early Start No Changes Proposed to Governor’s January IHSS Federal Over-Time Proposals That Cap IHSS Worker Hours to 40 Hours Per Week Public Stakeholder Conference Call Briefing on Budget Revisions By CA Health & Human Services Agency Secretary Dooley at 2 PM Today … Continue reading

Capital & Main: Careless: How Governor Brown Is Harming California’s Seniors and Disabled — and the People Who Care for Them

Illustration: Lalo Alcaraz

By Gary Cohn January 22, 2014 in California Expose  Andrea Vidales makes $9 an hour taking care of a blind Korean War veteran and an elderly couple in their Merced County homes. Under California’s In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program, she spends about 60 hours every week bathing her clients, preparing their meals, cleaning house, paying their bills, driving them to … Continue reading

CDCAN: State Sends Out Official Notice to Counties On July 1st Implementation of Temporary 8% Across-the-Board Cut In Service Hours for All IHSS Recipients

STATE SENDS OUT OFFICIAL NOTICE TO COUNTIES ON IMPLEMENTATION OF TEMPORARY ACROSS-THE-BOARD CUT IN SERVICE HOURS FOR ALL IHSS RECIPIENTS ·      Temporary 8% Across-The-Board Cut in Hours Effective July 1, 2013 Through June 30, 2014 – That Cut Lowers to 7% July 1, 2014 Through June 30, 2015 ·      Reduction Could Continue Beyond June 2015 If Sufficient New Federal Funding … Continue reading

PICF Alert: Two Enormous Changes for Seniors and PWDs: DOL on Overtime & Cal Medi Connect

Shared with us by our colleagues at Partner’s in Care Foundation:  In the next few weeks (regarding the Department of Labor and overtime laws) and months for Cal Medi Connect, two enormous issues are going to hit the disability and senior communities — potentially like a ton of bricks.  This letter is intended for you … Continue reading

CDCAN: Governor Brown Signs SB 67 IHSS Court Settlement Bill

California State Budget: GOVERNOR BROWN SIGNS SB 67 IHSS COURT SETTLEMENT BILL – MAKES OFFICIAL TEMPORARY 8% ACROSS-THE-BOARD CUT IN HOURS FOR ALL IHSS RECIPIENTS BEGINNING JULY 1stFOLLOWED BY 7% CUT NEXT YEAR ·      Also Signs SB 68 That Makes Adjustments to Current Budget ·      Budget Conference Committee Scheduled To Meet Friday at 1 PM Though Not Likely To … Continue reading

CDCAN: ASSEMBLY PASSES IHSS COURT SETTLEMENT BILL SB 67 THAT AUTHORIZES TEMPORARY ACROSS-THE-BOARD SERVICE HOUR CUTS TO ALL IHSS RECIPIENTS

Bill Heads Next for All But Certain Approval by Governor Brown – Legislation Would Go Into Effect Immediately ·      8% Across-The-Board Cut in Service Hours Would Begin July 1, 2013 and End June 30, 2014 Followed by 7% Across-the-Board Reduction BeginningJuly 1, 2014 Through June 30, 2015 – Temporary Cut Could Continue Indefinitely If New Federal Medicaid Money Fails To Come … Continue reading

CDCAN: IHSS Recipients on Temporary 8% Across-the-board Cut in Service Hours

Draft County Notice to IHSS Recipients on Temporary 8% Across-the-board Cut in Service Hours to IHSS Recipients California State Budget: DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES RELEASES DRAFT COUNTY NOTICES TO IHSS RECIPIENTS ON TEMPORARY 8% ACROSS-THE-BOARD CUTS IN HOURS ·      Draft “All County Notice” and Draft Attachments When Finalized Will Be Official Notice to Counties on the … Continue reading

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