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State Targeted Offenses Program

In-Home Support Services Fraud Task Force

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The Sacramento District Attorney has created a new multi-agency task force. In partnership with Department of Human Assistance, Department of Health & Human Services and the California Department of Health Care Services the task force is dedicated in its coordinated efforts to help protect the In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program and its participants.

The goal of the IHSS program is to avoid costly nursing or care facility placement by helping people remain safely in their homes. Through IHSS a recipient can employ a provider to do tasks that they are unable to do themselves. People who receive services through IHSS must meet income and resource guidelines. In addition they are either:

  • 65 years and over, or
  • blind, or
  • disabled, or
  • children with disabilities and extraordinary care needs.
  • Fraud in this program hurts everyone. Any money fraudulently paid out within the IHSS program is money the entire community loses from funds that are needed to pay law enforcement and our community health care agencies.

    With the cooperation of recipients, providers and community members, we will be able to ensure that everyone who is entitled to services will continue to receive these services and that money is not spent on those who violate the law.

    If you need to report an emergency, call 911 immediately.

    For further information on how you can detect fraud or arrange for a presentation to your group or organization, please contact the IHSS Fraud Task Force.

    For assistance in finding a care provider and additional information on the IHSS program, please visit the Sacramento County IHSS Public Authority website or email or call 916.874.2888.


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