SB-0173: CalFresh (Food Stamps): CA College Work Study Student Forms

Session: 2019-2020
Author: Dodd
Status: Signed into Law (Chaptered)
AAP-CA Position: Support
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Would require the creation of a standardized  state form to verify the work/study eligibility of  CA college students so that they might more easily receive CalFresh  (Food Stamp) Benefits. Many University of California, State, and Community College students  in work study  are unaware that they meet  criteria to qualify for CalFresh. Even if they are aware, it can be difficult to acquire the right form since many colleges and universities use different forms for the same student eligibility determination purposes. The current confusion about forms also makes it more difficult for county staff who process CalFresh applications.
Download AAP Positional Letter: To Human Services SB 173 (Dodd) CalFresh_ postsecondary student eligibility_ workstudy.