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Public Social Services; Aid and Medical Assistance; Computation and Payment of Aid Grants   

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(a) (1) Minimum basic standards of adequate care shall be distributed to the counties and shall be binding upon them. The standards are determined on the basis of the schedule set forth in this section, as adjusted for cost-of-living increases or decreases pursuant to Section 11453, which schedule is designed to ensure:

(A) Safe, healthful housing.

(B) Minimum clothing for health and decency.

(C) Low-cost adequate food budget meeting recommended dietary allowances of the National Research Council.

(D) Utilities.

(E) Other items including household operation, education and incidentals, recreation, personal needs, and insurance.

(F) Allowance for essential medical, dental, or other remedial care to the extent not otherwise provided at public expense.

(2) The schedule of minimum basic standards of adequate care is as follows:

Number of eligible Minimum basic

needy persons in standards of

the same family adequate care

1 .......................... $ 341

2 .......................... 560

3 .......................... 694

4 .......................... 824

5 .......................... 940

6 .......................... 1,057

7 .......................... 1,160

8 .......................... 1,265

9 .......................... 1,371

10 .......................... 1,489

plus fourteen dollars ($14) for each additional needy person.

(3) (A) No adjustment shall be made under this section for the 1990-91 and 1991-92 fiscal years to reflect any change in the cost of living. Elimination of the cost-of-living adjustment pursuant to this subparagraph shall satisfy the requirements of Section 11453.05, and no further reduction shall be made pursuant to that section.

(B) Any cost-of-living adjustment under this section for the 1991-92 fiscal year and any subsequent fiscal year pursuant to Section 11453 shall not include any adjustment to reflect increases for the cost of living for the 1990-91 and 1991-92 fiscal years.

(C) For the 1992-93, 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96 fiscal years, and through October 31, 1996, a cost-of-living adjustment equivalent to 70 percent of the amount calculated pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 11453 shall be made under this section. This adjustment, by reducing the cost-of-living adjustment that would otherwise have been made, shall satisfy the requirements of Section 11453.05, and no further reduction shall be made pursuant to that section.

(b) The minimum basic standard of adequate care shall also include the amount or amounts resulting from an allowance for recurring special needs, as specified in subdivision (e) Section 11450, and the amount or amounts resulting from the granting of a nonrecurring special need, equal to the amounts specified in paragraphs (1) and (2) of subdivision (f) of Section 11450.

(c) The department shall establish rules and regulations assuring the uniform application statewide of the provisions of this section.

(Amended by Stats. 1995, 4th Exec. Sess., Ch. 1, Sec. 7.)