How IHSS Appeals Work
How We Help
The hearing is the culmination of IHSS appeals. It’s your opportunity to prove to the judge that your loved one deserves protective supervision and/or more supportive service hours. If you win your appeal, the county is responsible for retroactively paying your service hours from the date of your initial application or reassessment. The county hearing specialist and social worker, in defending the county’s decision, will try to rely on facts that support the county’s denial, reduction, or termination of your service hours.
The IHSS Law Office of James Diskint knows what it takes to win IHSS protective supervision and additional service hours on appeal.
We’re committed to thoroughly preparing your case for the appeal, taking the pressure off you at the hearing, and helping you overturn your denial.
- Before the hearing, we’ll help gather and organize your documentation, draft your position statement, make sure you know what to expect at the hearing, and more. Without the proper evidence, your appeal may well get denied. That’s why we help you put together strong documentation for your case. Your testimony at the hearing can also help convince the judge that you deserve protective supervision or other in-home supportive services. One of our goals is to help ensure that any question you get asked at the hearing, whether from the judge, county hearing specialist, or social worker, is one that you’re fully prepared to answer.
- During the hearing, as your attorney, we advocate on your behalf and take the lead in presenting your case. We highlight the critical evidence to the judge, cross-examine the county’s witnesses, ask you and your potential witnesses prepared questions, and more.
Please contact us if you’d like help with your IHSS appeal.