Code Section

Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC

DIVISION 9. PUBLIC SOCIAL SERVICES [10000 - 18999.8]

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

PART 3. AID AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE [11000 - 15771]

  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )
  

CHAPTER 5.5. County Administration of Refugee Social Services and Targeted Assistance Funds [13275 - 13283]
  ( Heading of Chapter 5.5 amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 379, Sec. 1.5. )

  
13283.  

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the department shall ensure that noncitizen victims of trafficking, domestic violence, and other serious crimes, as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 18945, have access to refugee cash assistance, and refugee employment social services set forth in this chapter, to the same extent as individuals who are admitted to the United States as refugees under Section 1157 of Title 8 of the United States Code. These individuals shall be subject to the same work requirements and exemptions as other participants, provided that compliance with these requirements is authorized by law. An exemption from these requirements shall be available if physical or psychological trauma related to or arising from the victimization impedes their ability to comply. Assistance and services under this subdivision shall be paid from state funds to the extent federal funding is unavailable.

(Added by Stats. 2006, Ch. 672, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2007.)