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Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC

DIVISION 9. PUBLIC SOCIAL SERVICES [10000 - 18999.8]

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

PART 6. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS [18000 - 18999.8]

  ( Part 6 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )

CHAPTER 8. Relief Law of 1945 [18450 - 18524]

  ( Chapter 8 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )

ARTICLE 6. Payment of Relief Costs [18520 - 18524]
  ( Article 6 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )

18520.
  

The provisions of this chapter providing for state payments to counties do not constitute appropriations of money from the State Treasury, and no provision of this chapter shall be construed to make an appropriation. No money shall be available for expenditure under this chapter until an appropriation for that purpose is made by the Legislature.

Any money appropriated to carry out the purposes of this chapter shall be deposited in, and disbursed from, the Relief Fund in the State Treasury, which fund is continued in existence.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784.)

18521.
  

(a) Until the rate of county expenditure for the direct and administrative costs of welfare activities under this chapter exceeds, on a fiscal year basis determined not less frequently than quarterly, eight one-hundredths of 1 percent (.08%) of the total assessed valuation of the property subject to county taxation, the state shall not participate in the expenditure.

(b) With respect to county funds expended at a rate exceeding eight one-hundredths of 1 percent (.08%) of the total assessed valuation of the property subject to county taxation, but not exceeding twelve one-hundredths of 1 percent (.12%) thereof, the state shall pay each county eighty percent (80%) of such expenditures.

(c) With respect to county funds expended at a rate exceeding twelve one-hundredths of 1 percent (.12%) of the total assessed valuation of the property subject to county taxation, but not exceeding sixteen one-hundredths of 1 percent (.16%) thereof, the state shall pay each county ninety percent (90%) of such expenditures.

(d) With respect to county funds expended at a rate exceeding sixteen one-hundredths of 1 percent (.16%) of the total assessed valuation of the property subject to county taxation, the state shall pay each county ninety-five percent (95%) of such expenditures.

(e) The state shall pay to each county the full amount of the total costs of relief to persons who are residents of the state but who are not residents of any county.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784.)

18522.
  

During such time as grants-in-aid are provided or made available by the United States government for either direct costs or administrative costs of welfare activities under this chapter, or both, the State Treasurer shall transfer the sums so granted to the Relief Fund. Of such sums, there shall be credited to the state an amount which bears the same proportion to the total of the sums so granted that the total state expenditure under this chapter during the period for which the grants are made bears to the total of both state and county expenditures under this chapter during that period. The remainder of such sums shall be credited to the counties of the state, and the State Treasurer shall pay to each county therefrom an amount which bears the same proportion to the whole of such remainder that the county funds expended by that county under this chapter during the period bears to the total of all county funds expended by all counties under this chapter during the period.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784.)

18523.
  

The method of computing and paying the amounts provided for in Sections 18521 and 18522 for each quarter shall be as follows:

(a) The department shall, prior to the beginning of each quarter, estimate the amount to be paid for such quarter to each county under the provisions of Sections 18521 and 18522, such estimate to be based on a report filed by each county containing (1) its estimate of the total sum to be expended in such quarter in accordance with the provisions of this chapter; (2) records showing the number of individuals (cases) estimated to be in need of relief during the ensuing quarter; and (3) such other information and investigation as the department may find necessary.

(b) The department shall then certify to the State Controller the amounts so estimated by it for each county, reduced or increased as the case may be, by any sum by which it finds that its estimate for any prior quarter was greater or less than the amount which should have been paid to the county under this chapter for such quarter.

(c) The State Controller shall thereupon draw the necessary warrants, and prior to audit or settlement by the department and the State Controller, the State Treasurer shall pay to the treasurer of each county the amount so certified.

Upon the order of the department, the amount approved for the quarter may be paid in monthly installments and, if paid in monthly installments, all necessary adjustments for the prior quarters shall be made by additions or deductions from the allowance for the first month of each new quarter or in the manner prescribed by the department.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784.)

18524.
  

Reports of payments of relief and of payments for the cost of administration thereof made under this chapter shall be presented by the respective counties at times and in the form prescribed by the department.

Such reports shall be audited by the department and the State Controller and, when and in the amount approved, shall be allowed to the county as a credit to apply against advances made under the terms of Section 18523.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784.)

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