In limited circumstances, governmental programs will pay a spouse or parent to provide
a disabled spouse or child with certain in-home supportive (chore, attendant, and
homemaker) services (IHSS). IHSS payments are income when received by the ineligible
spouse or parent but are not included as income for deeming purposes. SI 01320.175 contains instructions on the income deeming treatment.
So that the intended benefit of having services provided by a caregiver in the home
can be realized, and to avoid SSI ineligibility due to excess deemed resources, the
SSI regulations provide for a reasonable period of time during which retroactive IHSS
payments are not considered resources and, therefore, are not subject to resources