COVID-19 extension of COVID-19 time on aid exemption

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has issued guidance regarding extension of the CalWORKs 48-month time on aid clock because of COVID-19.  In Executive Order N-75-20, Governor Newsome extended the exemption of months receiving CalWORKs counting on the 48-month time on aid clock until July 1, 2020, or when the state of emergency ends, whichever is sooner.  The exemption does not apply if the family will exceed the federal 60-month time on aid limit.

The executive order only extends time on aid for months in which CalWORKs aid are services are received.  Former CalWORKs recipients who were discontinued for meeting the 48 month time on aid limit must be eligible for a time limit extender to be added back to an assistance unit.   (ACWDL, August 31, 2020.)