Note: Due to COVID-19, there may be limits on in-person services. CCR restricts STRTP placements to children who have been assessed as requiring the high level of behavioral and therapeutic services that STRTPs are required to provide. DSS oversees CWS, while county welfare departments carry out day‑to‑day operations and services. SN 20-05 Implementation of the New Statewide Minimum Wage, SN 20-03 CalWORKs , RCA, and TCVAP Eligibility for Disaster Victims and Evacuees from California Wildfires, SN 20-02 Increase to Income Reporting Threshold October 2020, SN 20-01 CalWORKs COLA Increase to MBSAC and IIK Levels - July 2020, SN 19-08 - Earned Income Tax Credit Outreach, SN 19-06 Implementation of the New Statewide Minimum Wage, SN 19-04 Treatment of United States Census Temporary Worker's Income - Addendum A, SN 19-05 Increase to MAP and IRT Levels - October 2019, SN 18-02 - Treatment Of Child Support Payments Issued In Error, SN 17-05 Child Care RMR Ceilings Effective 1-1-18, SN 10-06 Revised Transitional Medi-Cal Form CW 103, A. CalWORKs and Employment Services Overview, A._Federal_Work_Participation_Rate_(WPR)_Data_Reporting, C. Summary of Employment Staff Responsibility, D. Welfare-to-Work Orientation and Appraisal, I. CalFresh Eligibility For Residents Of Institutions, ACL 19-50 (May 28, 2019) | Executive Summary In 2017‑18, the initial IHSS MOE was eliminated and replaced with a new IHSS MOE. Consequently, this year provides a unique opportunity to build reserves to prepare for a future recession. One way is to make one‑time discretionary deposits depending on the availability of funds. 311 - Five Percent Increase to the MAP Levels, CPG Letter No. CalFresh Medical Deduction For Medical Travel, ACL 19-88 (August 21, 2019) 324 - CalWORKs Non-Minor Dependents (NMDs) Questions & Answers Errata, CPG Letter No. We provide an in‑depth analysis of the Governor’s proposed grant increase in the section of this analysis that follows. STRTPs are expected to replace group homes as the permissible placement setting for children who cannot safely and stably be placed in home‑based family settings, providing a similar level of supervision as group homes, but with expanded services and supports. Concerns About the Availability and Capacity of Home‑Based Family Placements. (CalWORKs fiscal pressure ultimately impacts the state’s General Fund. As Figure 20 shows, the 2019‑20 Governor’s Budget now proposes $271 million in General Fund spending on CCR in 2019‑20. CalWORKs IRT is the lesser of Tier 1 or Tier 2: Tier 1: $996* + the gross income last used in the CalWORKs benefit determination. In-Home Supportive Services Maintenance Of Effort Effective July 1, 2019, ACL 19-110 (November 27, 2019) The average number of service hours that will be provided to IHSS recipients is projected to be 110 hours per month in 2019‑20. (We discuss in more detail the evolution of the IHSS county MOE and proposed 2019‑20 changes later in this section.). The 2019‑20 Governor’s Budget proposes two structural changes to the Safety Net Reserve. These conditions include, but are not limited to: To speed the application process, please bring the following items when making application: Immediate need payments may be made for families with emergency situations while the CalWORKs application is being processed, if eligible. Should little improvement continue to be shown in the speed of the RFA process, the Legislature should consider whether additional policy changes around RFA are necessary. The DSS developed an LOC assessment tool to determine the foster care payment rate that caregivers will receive. (While the administration has proposed a single grant increase for 2019‑20, that does not prevent it from proposing additional grant increases in future years.) 319 - Community Service - Work Experience, CPG Letter No. 304 - Immunization and School Attendance Updates, CPG Letter No. In assessing the Governor’s proposal, we recommend that the Legislature consider what it wants to accomplish first—distributing grant increases equally across all AU sizes (similar to the Governor’s approach) or concentrating grant increases among some AU sizes in pursuit of its aim to eventually get all AUs to the same percentage of the FPL (the Legislature’s stated approach)—and how quickly it hopes to reach its final target. They know they meet the family and resource requirements, so they apply for CalWORKs because their income isn’t enough for the family to live on. Verifying citizenship, or showing proof of legal immigration status. Implementation Of New Reports In The Welfare Intercept System, ACL 19-03 (January 22, 2019) | Executive Summary Implementation Of Senate Bill 1446 California Work Opportunity And Responsibility To Kids Recipients Not Sanctioned When Meeting Federally Required Work Participation Hours, ACL 19-67 (July 26, 2019) | Executive Summary In practice, a large portion of RFA applications have been taking longer than 90 days to approve and many have taken longer than 6 months. However, between 2013‑14 and 2017‑18, average paid hours per case has increased annually by an average of 4.8 percent. In addition to lowering the IHSS county MOE for counties, the 2019‑20 budget includes a new methodology for funding IHSS administrative costs. Use Of Family Code (FC) 7823 For Termination Of The Parent And Child Relationship: Severe Sexual Abuse, ACL 19-15E (April 10, 2019) | Executive Summary The monthly foster care payment rate for foster youth in transitional housing placements ranges between more than $2,500 to over $3,000. You have no favorites yet. In this analysis, fiscal pressure is defined as the additional funding needed to operate CalWORKs at its current level of benefits and eligibility when the caseload is increasing. Under this method, in years when the caseload declines, a portion of caseload savings that materialize due to this decline could be automatically set aside to be used in future years. Additionally, pursuant to current law, families taking care of foster children whose RFA applications are pending approval will only receive temporary grant funding for up to 90 days until the application finishes processing—down from the currently authorized 180 days—beginning in 2019‑20. Richmond, CA 94801, (510) 262-7700 The budget contains funding for most of the major programmatic components identified above, including, for example, CCR’s new foster care payment rates and the new costs associated with the RFA and CFT processes. We have reviewed the caseload projections in light of actual caseload data available to date and do not recommend any adjustments at this time. As a result of this flexibility, the state does not use its entire TANF grant within the CalWORKs program. As of October 2018, 22 percent of the state’s foster children were placed through an FFA. Gender Affirming Care For Minor And Nonminor Dependents In Foster Care, ACL 19-26 (May 8, 2019) | Executive Summary Upward Revision in Estimated 2018‑19 CCR State Spending. 12-10-08 Gross and Net Income Maximums (1987-Present) | Rev. CCR Creates Some Immediate New Costs for Counties. Beginning January 1, 2017, SSP grants for individuals and couples slightly increased above the minimum level due to the COLA on the state’s SSP portion. Monthly CalWORKs grant amounts are set according to the size of the assistance unit (AU). Single STRTP Payment Rate. Eligibility determination and administration. Expanded Temporary Homeless Assistance, I. County-Initiated Actions and Third Party Information, H. Voluntary Maximum Aid Payment Exclusion, H. Mandatory Inclusion Overpayment/Underpayment, L. Employment Services - Supportive Service Overpayments and Underpayments, A. CalWORKs Non-Minor Dependents (NMDs) Q&A, B. Specifically, the Legislature’s plan would raise the grant level for each AU size by the amount necessary to reach its target of 50 percent of the FPL. 262 Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements, CPG Letter No.