(a) To the extent permitted by federal law, regulations, waivers, and directives, the department shall implement the prospective budgeting, semiannual reporting system provided in Sections 11265.1, 11265.2, and 11265.3, and related provisions, regarding CalFresh, in a cost-effective manner that promotes compatibility between the CalWORKs program and CalFresh, and minimizes the potential for payment errors.
(b) For CalFresh recipients who also are Medi-Cal beneficiaries and who are subject to the Medi-Cal midyear status reporting requirements, counties shall seek to align the timing of reports required under this section with midyear status reports required by the Medi-Cal program. This subdivision does not apply to CalFresh households in which all adult members are elderly or disabled members, as defined in Section 271.2 of Title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations, and in which the household has no earned income.
(c) The department shall seek all necessary waivers from the United States Department of Agriculture to implement subdivision (a).
(d) Counties may establish staggered, semiannual reporting cycles for individual households, based on factors established or approved by the department, provided the semiannual reporting cycle is aligned with the certification period; however, all households within a county must be transitioned to a semiannual reporting system simultaneously. Up to and until the establishment of a countywide semiannual reporting system, a county shall operate a quarterly system, as established by law and regulation.
(e) The requirement of subdivision (e) of Section 11265.1 shall apply to the implementation of this section.
Ca. Welf. and Inst. Code § 18910
Amended by Stats 2015 ch 20 (SB 79),s 54, eff. 6/24/2015.
Amended by Stats 2013 ch 21 (AB 74),s 45, eff. 6/27/2013.
Added by Stats 2011 ch 501 (AB 6),s 24, eff. 1/1/2012.