The United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has granted a statewide waiver for the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) to allow counties to not provide a paper copy of an electronic CalFresh application submitted in person at a local office unless the client requests one. The waiver is effective until June 30, 2024.
Counties must give clients who submit an electronic application in person at a local office the opportunity to review the information recorded electronically. Counties must give clients the opportunity to get a paper copy of information submitted electronically.
Counties must inform clients who submit an electronic application in person at a local office that they will be given a paper copy upon request. Each local office must post clear and visible signs or posters in the area where clients apply for benefits electronically, or use other methods, to inform clients of their right to get a paper copy of the information submitted electronically. (ACL 20-98, August 31, 2020.)