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”…

ACL 14-09: CalWORKs Program: SB 1041 Extensions To The CalWORKs Welfare-To-Work 24-Month Time Clock (2/5/14)

A general overview of the extension process and provides the methodology for calculating the number of extensions available, to extend the 24 months period of “flexible” state activity time, before the mandatory “meet federal or lose aid” period goes into effect….

ACL 14-12: CalWORKs Family Stabilization Program (2/4/14)

Instructions and materials for implementing the CalWORKs Family Stabilization (FS) Program. Effective January 1, 2014, FS is a new CalWORKs component that provides intensive case management and services to clients. FS services can be provided prior to, or concurrently with, participation in WTW…

ACIN I-01-14: CalWORKs) and CalFresh: New “Reminder Letter” For Clients Who Submit An Incomplete SAR 7 (1/17/14)

This ACIN transmits a new “reminder letter” for the CalWORKs and CalFresh programs. Client currently get an “X” or “Y” (NA 960) notices if they do not turn in their SAR 7 by the 11th of the month, or the SAR…