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AB 2297: CalWORKs and CalFresh: Hunger Impact Act of 2018 (2017 - 2018)

Summary: 

Current law requires each county to provide cash assistance and other social services to needy families through the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program using federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families block grant program, state, and county funds. Current law specifies the amounts of cash aid to be paid each month to CalWORKs recipients, including an allowance for recurring special needs, as specified. This bill, the Hunger Impact Act of 2018, would require that an additional allowance be paid each month in the amount of $15 or actual expenses, whichever is greater, to a recipient who has a verified special diet or food preparation need, as specified.

Author: 
Arambula
Sponsors: 
Western Center on Law & Poverty
Category: 
Students and Youth
CPEHN Position: 
Support
Status: 
Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(b)(8)