ACL 14-66: State Utility Assistance Subsidy (SUAS) (9/19/14)

Instructions regarding the new State Utility Assistance Subsidy (SUAS) program. Lists how to cover recipients during the transfer period from LIHEAP Heat and Eat to SUAS.  The SUAS payment ($20.01) is only to be provided to those households who will…

ACIN I-56-14: FFY 2015 Resource Limit Adjustments And Increased Quality Control Tolerance Level For Small Errors – Effective October 1, 2014 (9/11/14)

The non-aged/disabled property limit was increased to $2,250; the aged/disabled remains at $3250. Given the Categorical Eligibility is applicable to all cases, this has no current impact on clients.  [Download]  

ACIN I-55-14: Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Income Eligibility Standards And Allotments – Disaster Guidance Attachment – Effective October 1, 2014 (9/11/14)

Releasing the new D-Snap income and deduction tables. [Download]

ACL 14-66: State Utility Assistance Subsidy (SUAS) (9/19/14)

An explanation of the rules, including transitioning cases, from the “old” Heat and Eat program to the new one.  The SUAS program provides a means for CalFresh households to qualify for the SUA utility deduction. [Download]

ACL 14-63: Households Eligible For CalFresh, But Entitled To No Benefits (9/16/14)

Instructions on the treatment of households with three or more members who are categorically eligible (CE) to CalFresh, but whose net income would not entitle them to receive any benefits.   It is possible for the household to be gross income eligible,…

ACIN I-53-14: Information On COLAs: Maximum SNAP Allotments, Standard Deduction, Shelter Deduction, Homeless Household Shelter Allowance, Standard Utility Allowance (SUA), Limited Utility Allowance (LUA), Telephone Utility Allowance (TUA), Income Eligibility Standards And Calfresh Tables Of Coupon Issuance – Effective October 1, 2014 (9/3/14)

Here are the new tables regarding deductions and allotments,  for the period of October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015.  Homeless households lose out again, being the only category not to get an increase. [Download]

ACIN I-51-14: Option To Modify County TANF Work Participation Rate E2Lite Sample Size For FFY 2015 (8/29/14)

DSS is providing an option to county welfare directors that may provide workload relief by lowering the precision and the sample size for the County Work Participation Rate.  [Download]

ACIN I-49-14: Statewide Waiver Of The Able-Bodied Adult Without Dependents Work Requirement For Federal Fiscal Year 2014 98/21/14)

FNS has granted California a statewide waiver of the ABAWD requirements.  Counties wishing to opt out must inform DSS by 9/1/14.  [Download]  

ACL 14-56: CalFresh Modified Categorical Eligibility (8/22/14)

Comprehensive information regarding CalFresh Categorical Eligibility (“MCE”).  Culminating several other “Cat El” changes, with the passage of SB 855 effective July 1, 2014, all households with gross income at or below 200 percent of the FPL, must be conferred MCE…

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…