August 5, 2009

 

CalWORKs Program Guide

Special Notice

09-08

 

SUBJECT

TRIBAL TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES (TANF) UPDATE

 

REFERENCE

California Department of Social Services, All County Letter 09-29

 

EFFECTIVE

Upon receipt

 

PURPOSE

The purpose of this Special Notice (SN) is to inform staff of the updated list of California Tribal Reservations and Rancherias exempt from the 60-month time limit.

 

BACKGROUND

State regulations, Manual of Policies and Procedures (MPP), state that counties are required to exempt the (State and Federal) 60-month time limit any month in which an individual lives in Indian Country or an Alaskan Native Village where the unemployment rate is fifty percent or higher. 

 

60-MONTH TIME LIMIT EXEMPTIONS

Individuals who lived in Tribal Reservations and Rancherias with an unemployment rate of fifty percent or higher during 2008 qualified for the 60-month time limit exemption during that year.

 

If an individual lived in Indian Country in an area not listed, and provided verification from a Native American Tribe that he/she lived where the unemployment rate was at least fifty percent, then the individual will also qualify for this time limit exemption.

 

CalWORKs applicants and recipients must be informed of all time limit requirements and be provided information on their time on aid at specific intervals as required in:

·   CalWORKs Program Guide Section 15-100

http://hhsa-pg.sdcounty.ca.gov/calworks/default.asp?Guide=CW

·   CalWORKs  Special Notice 06-27

http://hhsa-pg.sdcounty.ca.gov/CalWORKS/SpecialNotices/SN_06-27_Extension_of_Tribal_TANF_.htm

 

 

SAN DIEGO COUNTY EXEMPTED TRIBES

The following are San Diego Tribal Reservations and Rancherias that qualify for the TANF and CalWORKs 60-MONTH time limit exemption in 2008 due to the 50% unemployment rate:

 

RESERVATION / RANCHERIA

Zip Code

Campo Band Mission Indians/Campo Kumeyaay Nation

91906

Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel

92070

Inaja Cosmit Band of Mission Indians

92025

Rincon Band of Luiseņo Indians

92082

 

PROGRAM IMPACT

No impact to the Food Stamps, Medi-Cal or Child Care programs.

 

FORM IMPACT

No impact

 

AUTOMATION IMPACT

No automation impact for the CalWORKs program.

 

QA IMPACT

Quality Assurance will cite case accuracy errors should the procedures in this notice be incorrectly/not applied.  Quality Assurance will cite benefit errors should participants be incorrectly sanctioned or incorrectly aided based on the erroneous interpretations of this Special Notice.

 

ASSISTANT DEPUTY DIRECTOR

Original signed August 5, 2009

 

JAYE YOSHONIS                              

Assistant Deputy Director                   

Self-Sufficiency Programs

Strategic Planning & Operational Support

 

CONTACT

CalWORKs Program