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

SB-173

session 2019-2020
priority Standard
Author Dodd
position Support
Letter View Letter
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.