September 6, 2011

 

CalWORKs Program Guide (CPG) Letter No. 251

 

Subject

SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR EMPLOYED WELFARE TO WORK PREGNANT AND PARENTING TEENS

 

Effective

August 1, 2011

 

Expiration Date

June 30, 2012

 

Reference

All County Letter (ACL) No. 11-36

 

Purpose

The purpose of this letter is to inform Eligibility and Employment Services staff that Supportive Services shall continue to be provided to newly employed Welfare to Work (WTW) Pregnant and Parenting Teens (PPTs) for employment starting August 1, 2011 and later.

 

WTW PPTs shall now be eligible to receive supportive services to the extent needed for the individual to attend school as well as employment.

 

Background

Effective July 1, 2011, PPTs who transitioned into the WTW PPT program with employment as part of an existing case plan or those who became newly employed through July 31, 2011 were allowed to retain supportive services until the termination of employment.  Supportive services were not available for employment that started August 1, 2011 and later.

 

Effective August 1, 2011, newly employed WTW PPTs shall continue to be eligible to receive supportive services to the extent needed for employment as well as for the individual to attend school to earn a high school diploma or its equivalent.

 

Summary of Updates

The following CPG chapter has been updated on the CPG online at http://hhsa-pg.sdcounty.ca.gov/:

 

CPG Chapter

CPG Section Update

15-000 A. Welfare to Work  Pregnant and Parenting Teens

Updated to include supportive services for employed WTW PPTs and changes to due date for monthly reporting requirements.

 

Changes to the CPG are noted in highlighted text.

 

 

Automation Impact

None.

 

Program Impacts

No CalFresh or Medi-Cal impacts.

 

Child Care Impact

PPTs are eligible for Stage 1 Child Care. Refer to CPG Letter No. 247 10-010 Q. Child Care Eligibility Updates for WTW PPT and Incorporate 10-010 D.

 

 

Forms Impact

No impact to forms.

 

 

ACCESS Impact

ACCESS Customer Service Agents shall answer caller inquiries regarding the WTW PPT program based on instructions outlined in this letter and revised CPG section listed above.

 

Imaging Impact

No imaging impact. 

 

Assistant Deputy Director

 

SYLVIA MELENA

Assistant Deputy Director

Self-Sufficiency Programs

Strategic Planning & Operational Support

 

Manager Contact

CalWORKs Program

 

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