ACIN I-38-14: California Department Of Social Services – County Collaboration On SOC 242 (7/18/14)

Highlighting “the momentous collaborative effort” (that started 5 years ago!) between DSS and the County Adult Protective Services (APS) program staff to revise the SOC 242 form, which will collect statistical information related to statewide APS data.  A training module…

ACIN I-37-14: (CalWORKs: Final Regulations To Implement AB 1712 And AB 212 Non-Minor Dependents (7/10/14)

Passing on the emergency regulations on Non-Minor Dependents (NMDs), as well as some CalWORKs changes. (The CalWORKs changes include exempting NMD’s from: Statewide Fingerprint Imaging System requirements; state residency requirement when placed with an approved relative who resides out-of-state;  referral to the local…

ACIN I-35-14: Release Of The Report Of Program Integrity And Anti Fraud Efforts In The In Home Supportive Services Program For Fiscal Year (FY) 2012/13 (7/8/14)

The Notice provides the background on why the report was done, and releases the Fraud Integrity report.  (NOTE: The report doesn’t appear on-line at the link provided in the ACIN…but hopefully will soon!) [Download]

ACIN I-33-14: CalFresh Overissuances (6/27/14)

Some post-FNS clarification on establishment and collection of CalFresh overissuances. To determine whether an overissuance is cost-effective to collect, the thresholds is determined based on the amount as of the date the overissuance is calculated.  Counties are to terminate any collections for OI’s that…

ACIN I-31-14: Release Of The Statewide Report Of County Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement Activities In The IHSS For Fiscal Year 2012/13 (6/11/14)

SB 1104 required CDSS and county welfare departments to establish a dedicated QA function to conduct routine scheduled reviews of IHSS cases. This report is the first out after conducting the review. 17,621 case reviews, resulting in about 10 percent of QA case…

ACIN I-28-14: Collection Of CalFresh Overissuances (6/10/14)

A reminder to counties that when determining the amount of a CalFresh overissuance, the amount of the overissuance is based on the initial amount of the CalFresh benefit. In cases where there is an existing overissuance recouped by benefit reduction,…

ACIN I-25-14: Working With Families Who Move Interstate (5/14/14)

Promising practices intended to reduce barriers to the provision of child welfare services to intact families who relocate to other states. If a family with an open emergency response referral that indicates safety risk moves, the worker should contact the…

ACIN I-21-14: The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Of 2003 And Its Impact On California Foster Care Group Homes (6/17/14)

The PREA of 2003 requires development of standards for detection, prevention, reduction, and punishment of prison rape.  In addition to adult criminal justice facilities, PREA applies to juvenile “confinement” facilities, such as Juvenile halls, camps, ranches, detention and other commitment…

ACIN I-15-14: Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Updates (2/28/14)

Passing on recent updates to EBT cardholder materials, re: surcharge free locations, anti-trafficking information and alters about scams. [Download]

ACIN I-14-14E: errata: Work Incentive Nutritional Supplement (WINS) Food Supplment (5/30/14)

The errata changes some “must” to “should”, clarification on Transitional CalFresh eligibility is unchanged, but if the household income is over 200% FPL, they won’t get the WINS payment.  The errata also clarifies mid-period reporting: SAR reporters who report working…