The chickens are again coming home to roost.
I had a call earlier today from a case manager who has a client who's IHSS (In Home Supportive Services) Social Worker is insisting that, in spite of the fact that he is enrolled in the Medi-Cal Working Disabled Program -- which is a No Share of Cost Category of Medi-Cal -- that the consumer is indeed responsible for his IHSS Share of Cost. In this case that amount equals a prohibitive $400.00 per month.
All indications are that the social worker is incorrect. According to a Fact Sheet published by Disability Rights California -- a not profit dedicated to all things Medi-Cal --
The Elimination of the IHSS buy-in has nothing to do when the Medi-Cal program the recipient is enrolled in is a No Share of Cost program.
In fact, on Page Three of the above document, under a heading WHAT SHOULD I DO?
"Look at any Medi-Cal programs that you may qualify for that do not have a Share of Cost, such as: The Aged and Disabled Federal Poverty Level Program, the 250% Working Disabled Program, 1019b, DAC Medi-Cal, or Pickle Medi-Cal."
I'll keep you posted on this one, too.