Currently, Medi-Cal and CalFresh eligibility requires don’t match. CalFresh is the state’s food stamp program. Backers of the law say it will sync up the two programs and help struggling families get back on their feet.
“We know that those nutrition benefits have a significant impact on overall household budgets and their ability to kind of transition into new work and kind of transition themselves out of poverty.”
~ Alexis Fernández, California Food Policy Advocates
More than one million Medi-Cal recipients get food stamps. Next month, the state will start informing the counties about the new law’s requirements. The counties will start reviewing MediCal eligible households to see if they also qualify for food stamp benefits.
More New Laws
(AP) -- California's minimum wage is rising to $9 per hour, providing workers with the first increase since 2008.
California state employees will be getting the first pay raise many of them have had in years starting Tuesday.
A law that extends California’s paid family leave benefit to people caring for grandchildren, grandparents, siblings and in-laws will go into effect July 1. The original law took effect on the same day 10 years ago.
California voters will decide this fall whether some low-level drug and theft offenses should be tried as misdemeanors instead of felonies. Meanwhile, the Legislature and Board of Equalization are pushing policies to help the food industry.
Victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking in California no longer have to worry about being fired or discriminated against at their workplace under a new state law now in effect.