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…

ACL 14-39: CalWORKs: COLA Increase To The Minimum Basic Standard Of Adequate Care Levels (6/12/14)

Announcing the increase of 2.17% in the need standard (not the grant).  Effective July 1, 2014. Includes the new charts by region, and the new income in kind valuations.  [Download]

ACL 14-30: CalWORKs :  Inter-County Transfer (ICT) Procedures, Revised CW 215 Form (5/2/14)

CDSS modified some Inter-County Transfer (ICT) processes, pursuant to AB 1612, and sent along a new ITC form to go with it.  The sending county is to send the application (SAWs 1 and 2) and the new county is not…

ACL 14-27: County TANF Program Work Participation Data Reporting (FFY 20014) (4/2/14)

Updated instructions on WPR reporting, including clarifications regarding holidays being in addition to excused absences, the updated activities definitions (including voc ed reporting), etc. “To help preserve months countable toward the vocational education federal 12-month limit when clients choose to utilize…

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 13-82E: Errata To The CalWORKs): Extending Benefits To Non-Minor Dependents – Questions And Answers (Part Two)(3/25/14)

Revised responses to questions 13 and 14 to correctly reflect that if a child living with his or her parent, where the parent is a non-minor dependent and also a recipient of foster care, is not an eligible child for CalWORKs 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…

Public Comment Period on Regulation Packages

Semi-Annual Reporting (SAR) in the CalWORKs Program, ORD No. 0513-04 The public comment period for this package closed on September 4, 2013 at 5:00 pm. Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly Hospice Care, Terminally Ill Persons, ORD No. 0713-07 The public comment…

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

CDSS is passing on updated EBT materials about access to surcharge-free locations and anti-trafficking/scam alerts. (And a reminder that CalFresh benefits use can never be subject to a surcharge.)  Plus, there is a cool new pilot that started in February that…

ACL 14-16: CalWORKs) Program: Release Of Fifth Set Of Questions And Answers For SB 1041 CalWORKs Welfare to Work Program Changes (2/5/14)

5th round of Q & A on the new WTW changes wrought by SB 1041.  This one reviews hours of participation by family composition, counting months for 2 parent families and those with optional AU members; the relation between “deemed”…