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Thank Legislators & Governor Newsom for Removing Barriers


The Budget Act of 2021-22 allocated funding for the policies proposed in SB 107 (Wiener). State leaders committed to making CalFresh easier for older adults and people living with disabilities by creating a simplified paper application and improving phone access.

The budget also makes a major improvement to the CalFresh rules on collection of overpayments. Counties will now have to limit the period in which they may establish a claim to recover an overissuance of CalFresh benefits due to inadvertent household error or administrative error to the 24 months preceding the month the county welfare department determined the overissuance occurred.

We applaud Senator Wiener for his leadership on CalFresh simplification. It’s important to thank Governor Newsom and Legislators for enacting bold policies that will reduce hunger and poverty in California.

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