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…

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…