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Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC


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


  ( 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 4. Eligibility [18500 - 18504]
  ( Article 4 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )


Relief shall be provided only to persons who are in need, as determined by an investigation as prescribed by the department. Subject to the rules and regulations of the department, the county shall grant such emergency relief as may be necessary pending completion of the investigation.

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


As a condition to the grant or continuance of relief, the county may require the recipient to perform work provided by the county. Such work shall not be or replace work which otherwise would be undertaken through private or public employment. All persons performing such work shall be paid the prevailing wage scale for work of a similar character performed in the county.

No state funds shall be used for material or supplies, or for nonrelief employment, on work programs.

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


Persons who are eligible for aid to the aged under the Old Age Security Law, aid to the blind, aid to the disabled, or aid to families with dependent children (including the caretaker of such children), are not eligible for relief under this chapter.

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


No person shall be considered a needy person who has made any voluntary assignment or transfer of property for the purpose of qualifying for relief, and any transfer of property, other than heirlooms, made without adequate consideration in money or property within a period of one year prior to making application for relief shall be presumed to have been made for the purpose of qualifying for relief.

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


No person is eligible for relief who, being physically capable thereof, refuses suitable employment. The department shall define “suitable employment,” but no person shall be required to accept work where a labor dispute exists.

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

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