ACL 07-45: CalWORKs And Food Stamp Social Security Number Requirement For Victims Of Human Trafficking Or Other Serious Crimes (10/30/07)

Although the feds require a SSNs to get TANF and Food Stamp benefits, under state law (SB 1569), individuals claiming the status of a victim of human trafficking or other serious crimes, as defined in Welfare and Institutions Code Section 18945, are state-funded cases. They therefore do not have to provide or apply for a SSN as a condition of eligibility for state-funded CalWORKs or Food Stamp benefits. [Download]