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Provider Benefits



The Public Authority of San Mateo County offers IHSS providers:

  • As of April 2021, IHSS providers are paid $16.70 per hour and $25.05 per hour for overtime. (overtime limits apply) 
  • Voluntary health and dental/vision insurance (fixed number of enrollment spots available).
  • Paid sick leave.
  • Public transportation benefit (fixed number of reimbursements every month).
  • Educational workshops and reimbursement for preapproved classes.

For additional details please read the following.

Do you offer health, dental and vision benefits? How can I become eligible and how do I sign up?

Yes, we offer health and dental/vision insurance to a fixed number of enrollment spots.

To maintain your benefits, you must submit timesheets showing that you work 35 hours per month AND your timesheets must be submitted immediately following the end of the pay period, the 15th of the month and the last day of the month.

For an application and for more information, contact our Benefits Specialist at (650) 556-4388

Do I get paid vacation and sick time, or holidays off?

We do not offer paid vacation or holidays. IHSS providers currently working are eligible to receive Paid Sick Leave hours.

Use this Paid Sick Leave Form and submit to the address on the back of the form if you wish to utilize these hours. 

Do you offer Public Transportation reimbursement?

Yes, there is $50.00 available for the first 125 eligible providers who apply each month.

Please review the applications for more details:  

Do you offer caregiving educational workshops for providers?

During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not offering in-person caregiving workshops in order to protect the health and safety of our community.

We offer free virtual (Zoom) workshops in English and Spanish on a variety of topics including infection control, fall & injury prevention, Alzheimer’s and caregiver stress. Scroll down for more information about community resources for older adults and caregivers.

Click here to learn more about our virtual workshops or call Stacy Goldsby at (650) 241-5874 or for more information.

We will also reimburse you up to $400 per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) to take classes and attend conferences. The class has to be preapproved, so check out the instructions on the applications: