Code Section

Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC

DIVISION 9. PUBLIC SOCIAL SERVICES [10000 - 18996]

  ( Division 9 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )
  

PART 5. COUNTY AID AND RELIEF TO INDIGENTS [17000 - 17613.4]

  ( Part 5 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )
  

CHAPTER 5. Termination and Recovery of Assistance [17400 - 17410]
  ( Chapter 5 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )

  
17409.  

There shall be exempt from the transfers and grants authorized by Section 17109 and from execution on claims under Section 17403 against property acquired by persons for the support of whom public moneys have been expended all of the following property:

(a) Cash not exceeding one hundred dollars ($100).

(b) Personal effects and household furniture not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000) in value.

(c) An interment space, crypt, or niche intended for the interment of the applicant or recipient of aid.

(d) Funds placed in trust for funeral or burial expenses not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000).

(e) Insurance policies having an actual cash surrender value not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000).

(f) Real or personal property of a recipient of public assistance, with respect to aid or county hospital care.

(g) For a period of six months from the date of receipt, the compensation received from a public entity which acquires for a public use a dwelling actually owned and occupied by the recipient. Such compensation shall be exempt in the amount, over and above all liens and encumbrances, provided by Section 704.730 of the Code of Civil Procedure.

(h) Relocation benefits shall be exempt as provided by Section 704.180 of the Code of Civil Procedure.

No county shall withhold emergency medical or hospital care from any person pending the person giving security for reimbursement to the county for the care or hospitalization to be provided to the person.

(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 379, Sec. 12. Effective January 1, 2004.)