This week, the Department of Health Care Services has issued guidance to counties about verifying income for pending Medi-Cal cases. Those cases currently pending in SAWS are first to be rerun through the federal data hub when available. If the information available in the hub is not reasonably compatible with the income reported in the application, counties are to do an ex parte review for that information. If the county cannot verify income through ex parte review, the county is to mail a three ten-day requests for verification before denying the application; this is a temporary change from the normal two requests in order to deal with the backlog of pending applications.
For more information, the full letter is available here.