ACL 13-96: CalWORKs And CalFresh: Revised SAWS Application Forms (12/11/13)

Revised public assistance application forms (and instructions for the counties) in preparation for the implementation of the Affordable Care Act January 1, 2014.  Includes new terms of art vocabulary!  (Interoperability and Horizontal Integration.)

ACA required the development of a “streamlined, multi-program application,” resulting in the new SAWs2 Plus application.

Effective January 1, 2014, individuals and families who wish to apply for CalFresh only should use the recently revised CF 285, and those indicating they want to apply for health care programs only, should use the DHCS Single Streamlined application (SSApp.) Attachment One
explains what application forms to use and when to use them.

The SAWS 1 has been revised to include the applicant’s preferred method of contact, email address, the ability to request messages via email.  It’s use will be limited to when people can’t complete a full application on the same day, in order to preserve the beginning date of aid.  [Download]