COVID 19 – CalFresh treatment of Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Payments

The Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021 reauthorized Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (PUC) payments through March 14, 2021.  These payments will be $300 per week from January 1, 2021 through March 14, 2021.  Under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, these payments are not income for CalFresh purposes.  These payments are excluded from being considered a resource through October 31, 2021.  (ACWDL, January 19, 2021.)