63-710     Statewide Fingerprint Imaging System (SFIS)

 

 

63-710.1

General

Assembly Bill (AB) 6 (Chapter 501, Statutes of 2011) amends Welfare and Institutions Code Section 10830 by removing the requirement that CalFresh applicants be fingerprinted and photo imaged as a condition of benefit issuance.

 

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2012

 

Non Assistance CalFresh (NACF) Cases

Applicants for CalFresh are not required to complete SFIS.

 

Public Assistance CalFresh (PACF) Cases

Households applying for CalWORKs and CalFresh are still required to be fingerprinted and photo imaged for the purpose of determining eligibility for CalWORKs only. If cash aid eligibility cannot be determined due to a lack of completion of SFIS requirements, this shall not negatively impact nor hinder the determination of CalFresh eligibility and subsequent benefit issuance as appropriate.

 

General Relief (GR) and CalFresh

Households applying for GR and CalFresh are required to be fingerprinted and photo imaged for the purpose of determining eligibility for GR only. If GR eligibility cannot be determined due to a lack of completion of SFIS requirements, this shall not negatively impact nor hinder the determination of CalFresh eligibility and subsequent benefit issuance as appropriate.