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IHSS providers are now eligible to receive overtime, travel time, and medical wait time pay

Overtime, travel time, and medical wait time pay are a historic new benefit for IHSS providers, and in many cases are life-changing for families. And with these new benefits come new IHSS program rules. Keep in mind, while your IHSS timesheet will not change, how you record your hours may change.

Remember, reporting hours on your timesheet that violate any of the new rules regarding overtime, travel time, and medical wait time will result in penalties.

UDW is here to help! If you need assistance completing your IHSS timesheet, or have questions about the new IHSS program rules, contact the UDW Member Resource Center at 1-800-621-5016.

What are the new timesheet rules?

The new timesheet rules have been put in place to prevent providers from working more IHSS hours than they are authorized. For this reason, it is important that providers do not turn in timesheets with more than your clients’ number of maximum weekly hours.


General overtime information – English | Spanish | Vietnamese

Timesheet violations & penalties flyer – English | Spanish | Vietnamese

Overtime exemptions

Find out how overtime impacts you and your client:

2016 Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) New Program Requirements Video – English | English script

Violations are penalties IHSS providers will receive for exceeding workweek or travel time limits. Violation consequences start with a notice, and progress in severity to a one-year termination from the IHSS program.

IMPORTANT: If you receive a violation notice in the mail but were never counseled by a social worker about how to properly fill out your timesheet to avoid penalties, contact UDW immediately at 1-800-621-5016.

Continue reading for more information on the new IHSS timesheet rules, and how they affect the way you complete your timesheet.