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AB-1403 General assistance: eligibility.(2019-2020)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 17021 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

 (a) (1)  Any individual who is not eligible for aid under Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11200) of Part 3 as a result of the 48-month limitation specified in subdivision (a) of Section 11454 shall not be eligible for aid or assistance under this part until all of the children of the individual on whose behalf aid was received, whether or not currently living in the home with the individual, are 18 years of age or older.
(2) (A) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), an individual who is described in paragraph (1) who does not have a child under 18 years of age currently living with the individual due to one or more of the following conditions shall be eligible for aid or assistance under this part if the individual meets all other eligibility criteria:
(i) A court-ordered custody agreement.
(ii) Placement into foster care by the county child welfare agency, placement by the county probation department, or termination of parental rights by the juvenile court.
(iii) Placement with a guardian pursuant to an order of the probate or juvenile court.
(iv) Death of the child.
(v) The child has been removed from the assistance unit under the CalWORKs program (Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11200) of Part 3) due to absence from the home based on runaway status, as defined by the State Department of Social Services.
(B) An individual who is eligible for assistance under subparagraph (A) shall continue to be eligible for aid for as long as one or more of the conditions listed in subparagraph (A) continues to exist.
(b) Any individual who is receiving aid under Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11200) of Part 3 on behalf of an eligible child, but who is either ineligible for aid or whose needs are not otherwise taken into account in determining the amount of aid to the family pursuant to Section 11450 due to the imposition of a sanction or penalty, shall not be eligible for aid or assistance under this part.
(c) This section shall not apply to health care benefits provided under this part.
(d) This section shall become inoperative on May 1, 2022, or when the department notifies the Legislature that the Statewide Automated Welfare System can perform the necessary automation to implement Section 17021, as added by the act that added this subdivision, whichever date is later, and, as of January 1 of the following year, is repealed.
SEC. 2.
 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.