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Brown vetoes CalFresh work-requirement exemption bill


Last updated 9/28/2018 at 6:44pm

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown, at the urging of Sen. Joel Anderson, R-Alpine, vetoed Assembly Bill 2152, Sept. 14.

The bill would have required the California Department of Social Services to create a definition of “food insecurity” for counties to use to determine if an able-bodied adult without dependents is “unfit for work” and therefore exempt from work requirements to continue receiving CalFresh benefits.

Current federal law is that able-bodied adults without dependents can only receive up to three months of CalFresh benefits in a three-year period unless they meet a 20 hou...

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