SACRAMENTO – Taking action to ensure that California’s most vulnerable residents can continue to receive health care, food assistance and in-home supportive services in a timely manner during the COVID-19 outbreak, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order today to extend the eligibility period for important safety net services.

 

“These social safety net programs are so important for families — especially during this crisis,” said Governor Newsom. “We don’t want Californians who rely on these services to lose them.”

 

The order waives eligibility re-determinations for 90 days for Californians who participate in:

 

  • Medi-Cal health coverage
  • CalFresh food assistance
  • CalWORKS
  • Cash Assistance for Immigrants; and
  • In-Home Supportive Services

 

The change will allow current recipients of these safety net programs to continue receiving them without interruption.

 

The executive order also waives certain provisions of the Bagley-Keene Act. 

 

The Governor’s full executive order can be found here.

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