DHCS MEDIL I 14-36: Using Modified Adjusted Gross Income and Express Lane Enrollment Aid Codes for Applications in the Pending Backlog (7/8/14)

In an effort to reduce the backlog of pending Medi-Cal applications, DHCS has issued this guidance to the counties on using MAGI and Express Lane Enrollment (ELE) aid codes as a manual workaround. These aid codes are to be used…

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-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-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…

ACL 14-54: Agricultural Act Of 2014 (Farm Bill): CalFresh Changes (5/29/14)

Implementing instructions regarding changes to the SNAP program that impact CalFresh.  Certain provisions require “immediate” implementation, while others cannot be implemented until the federal rulemaking process is completed.  Of note, there was a change to the “Heat and Eat” LIHEAP/SUA provisions…which are…

DHCS ACWDL 14-27: Additional Express Lane Enrollment Guidance (6/16/14)

This letter clarifies questions about the CalFresh Express Lane Enrollment procedures for Medi-Cal, particularly about aid code 7S (those individuals eligible for Medi-Cal under pre-ACA rules). Parents, guardians and caretakers relatives are to be put in aid code 7S as…

DHCS ACWDL 14-6E: Errata Express Lane Enrollment for CalFresh Eligible Adults and Children (5/7/14)

DHCS released this letter to clarify that counties should follow statutory procedure for processing redeterminations due to changes in circumstances.  The letter also directs counties to verify income and poverty level for Express Lane Enrollment for CalFresh beneficiaries 60-64 years…

ACIN I-14-14: Work Incentive Nutritional Supplement (WINS) Food Supplement (3/28/14)

Information and instructions regarding the WINS program and its designated aid codes.  WINS is a food benefit which applies to CalFresh only Non-Assistance households, which are not getting CalWORKs, but who who meet the qualifications for TANF work participation hours through work, and…

ACL 14-26: CalWORKs And CalFresh Programs: Revised ‘Request For Verification’ Form (CW 2200) (3/14/14)

Since it “has come to CDSS’ attention that there are various forms” that the counties are using to request verification of client information, DSS has revised the recommended form previously issued, and mandated the use of the new form.  Counties must…