IHSS Care Economy Provider Payments

One-time incentive payments for IHSS caregivers


The California Governor’s Budget for 2021-22 includes $275 million in IHSS Care Economy payments to providers.

These are one-time incentive payments of $500 that will be made to IHSS providers who provided care to recipients for a minimum of two months between March 2020 and March 2021.

This proposal was recently approved by the federal government as part of California’s Home and Community Based Services Spending Plan. 

Read Sacramento Bee Article: $500 pandemic bonus checks are in the mail for California in-home caregivers