ACL 13-10: CalWORKs: Changes Affecting Non-Minor Dependents As A Result Of SB 1013 And AB 1712 (2/7/13)
SB 1013 now allows Non Minor Dependents (NMD) who turn 19 before to January 1, 2013 to keep getting benefits beyond age 19 and up to age 21, provided all other applicable eligibility requirements have been met. No additional paperwork or requirements needed. NMDs whose benefits were discontinued in 2012 due solely to attaining age 19 may have benefits resumed or re-enter foster care, if they agree to meet one or more of the participation conditions.
NMDs who voluntarily exited prior to turning age 19 in 2012 could re-enter at any time up to their 19th birthday during 2012. If a NMD voluntarily exited foster care in 2012 and then turned 19 in 2012, the NMD must wait until January 1, 2013 to re-enter foster care.
AB 1712 exempts CalWORKs NMDs from the SFIS fingerimaging requirements, effective January 1, 2013. The letter reviews other rules (living out of state, child support if the NMD is a parent, and county of residency for NMD.) [Download]