The following information is intended to help prospective In-Home Supportive Service (IHSS) providers navigate the process.
With Direct Deposit, your IHSS/WPCS paycheck is deposited directly into your checking or savings account, or onto a pay card of your choice, instead of being mailed to you through the U.S. Post Office. A pay card is a reloadable card you can use for direct deposit and to make purchases and withdrawals. Learn more about pay cards and online direct deposit service.
Direct Deposit eliminates the possibility of a provider’s paper paycheck being lost in the mail or stolen from their mailbox. Additionally, providers may have access to their money sooner because they don’t have to wait for the paper warrant to be delivered through the post office.
The Online Direct Deposit Enrollment Service allows current, active IHSS/WPCS providers in all California counties the ability to electronically enroll, change or dis-enroll via the CDSS IHSS ESP website, instead of using a paper form. The paper enrollment form is available on the CDSS website for those who want to use it.
IHSS Provider Direct Deposit Letter and Form