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
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.
With all the new laws taking effect in California this year we wanted a quick and fun way to share the stories with our listeners. Explore the new legislation from teen drivers to immigration within this interactive graphic.
Children in California can now have more than two legal parents.
A sixteen-year-old California student was a driving force behind a new state law aimed at improving school for transgender students.
Craft breweries and liquor distillers in California could get shots of new business as a result of two new state laws taking effect in 2014 - and beer and liquor drinkers will likely be happy as well.