Member Benefits

UDW members are eligible for all of these benefits and more. To become a member, sign up here.

Make sure you are a member in good standing in order to access your UDW benefits and resources! If your client is in the hospital or you lost a client and are waiting for a new one, you can request a six-month Leave of Absence by sending a letter to: UDW Headquarters, 4855 Seminole Dr., San Diego, CA 92115.

Caregiver Training & Classes

All UDW caregivers have access to free and low-cost training through the California Independent Provider Training Center (CAIPTC). CAIPTC offers classes on Family Caregiving, First Aid/CPR, US Citizenship, Nutrition & Healthy Eating, and more! Check your local office to see what’s available near you or visit

Low-Cost Dental Plans

UDW members can enroll in a low-cost dental plan through Dental Health Services! For as little as $18/month you can enroll in comprehensive dental insurance with low copayments that cover dentists in your area. Check it out here.

IHSS Help Mobile App

Get help with your IHSS hours, planning your timesheets, checking your paycheck status, and more—all at your fingertips. Learn more here. (Need help accessing your UDW member ID? Call 1-800-621-5016.)

UDW Prepaid Card

Introducing a new way to get paid, and a new way to pay – the U.S. Bank Focus CardTM. Get your IHSS pay directly deposited onto your very own debit Mastercard® to save time and money. Get it here. (Need help accessing your UDW member ID? Call 1-800-621-5016.)

UDW Match

Need new clients? Know a potential homecare client looking for a provider? Visit UDW’s new client-provider matching service, UDW Match, at today. Note: this service is currently offered in San Diego County only.

Help with IHSS

Does your client need help getting more hours of care? Through our advocacy councils we have helped UDW members get more hours for their clients and win thousands of dollars in back pay. Click here to learn more.

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