Public Social Services; Aid and medical Assistance; Computation and Payment of Aid Grants
(a) (1) The department shall designate as energy assistance payments any increase in the maximum aid payments provided pursuant to Section 11450 made on or after the first day of the first session of the Legislature which is convened after the effective date of this section.
(2) Increases subject to paragraph (1) shall include any increase provided pursuant to Sections 11453 and 11453.05.
(b) The designation required by subdivision (a) shall be made to the extent allowed by federal law to increase CalFresh allotments to recipients of assistance under this chapter.
(c) The department shall notify the federal government of the designation made pursuant to subdivision (a) no later than 60 days after it has submitted a report on the study required by subdivision (d).
(d) It is the intent of the Legislature that the department designate the maximum amount of aid payments made under this chapter as energy assistance payments to the extent allowed under federal law to increase CalFresh allotments to recipients of assistance under this chapter.
(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 227, Sec. 55.)