CalFresh waiver extension: reinstatement of eligibility within 30 days of ineligibility

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has instruction regarding extension of the Food and Nutrition Service waiver allowing counties to reinstate CalFresh households that did not submit a semi-annual report, required verification, or other required information if the household takes the required action within 30 days of ineligibility.

Under the waiver, if the household is discontinued for failure to provides a report, required verification, or other required information, but provides the information within 30 days of the date of discontinuance, the county must reinstate the household if the household meets all other eligibility requirements and the current certification period has not expired.   The household’s benefits will be prorated beginning on the date the household took the action to reestablish eligibility.

This wavier will remain in effect until June 30, 2022.  (ACL 20-80, July 14, 2020.)