Limit on collection of CalWORKs overpayments of less than $250

Effective July 1, 2019, the threshold for collection of CalWORKs overpayments from people no longer receiving CalWORKs increased from $35 to $250.  Counties cannot demand collection of non-fraudulent overpayments totaling less than $250.

The California Department of Social Services has issued guidance that debt collection cannot occur for administrative error or client error CalWORKs overpayments of less $250.  The collectable limit for Intentional Program Violations has not changed.  (ACL 21-124, November 4, 2021.)