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Governor issues executive order, waiving eligibility re-determination for Medi-Cal, CalFresh and more

The changes will allow current recipients of the programs to continue receiving the benefits without interruption.

Posted: Mar 18, 2020 10:51 AM

SACRAMENTO - Governor Gavin Newsom has issued an executive order to protect ongoing safety net services for vulnerable Californians during the coronavirus pandemic.

On March 17, the Governor signed the order to ensure the residents can continue to receive health care, food assistance and in-home supportive services in a timely manner by extending the eligibility period for the services.

“These social safety net programs are so important for families — especially during this crisis,” said Governor Newsom. “We don’t want Californians who rely on these services to lose them.”

The order waives eligibility re-determinations for 90 days, or until June 15, for Californians who participate in:

  • Medi-Cal health coverage
  • CalFresh food assistance
  • CalWORKS
  • Cash Assistance for Immigrants; and
  • In-Home Supportive Services

The changes will allow current recipients of the programs to continue receiving the benefits without interruption.

The executive order also waives certain provisions of the Bagely-Keene Act.

For the Governor's full executive order, CLICK HERE.

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