Expansion of CalFresh to SSI/SSP Recipients!

Beginning June 1, 2019, recipients of SSI/SSP benefits will able to apply for CalFresh Food benefits for the first time!  There is no change to the SSI/SSP monthly benefit. To learn about this policy change, see the Expansion of CalFresh to SSI Recipients Partner Flyer located here: (English) ( Spanish) .

California Wildfire Resources and Accessible Evacuation Shelters

Please find below resources on the statuses of the wildfires, emergency resources, and list of open verified accessible evacuation shelters.

Wildfire-Evacuation-Guide                              Defensible-Space-and-Hardening-Your-Home

Preparation-to-Evacuate                                   Visual-Checklist-Disaster-Supply-Kit-Red-Cross

List of Accessible Evacuation Shelters for Mendocino Complex Fire:
  • Colusa Veterans Hall (ARC),108 E Main St., Colusa, CA
  • Twin Pine Casino (ARC), 22223 CA-29, Middletown, CA 95461
  • Middletown High School (ARC), 20932 Big Canyon Rd., Middletown, CA 95461
  • Lower Lake High School (ARC), 9430 Lake St., Lower Lake, CA 95457
  • Mendocino College (ARC), 1000 Hensley Creek Rd., Ukiah, CA 95482
List of Accessible Evacuation Shelters for Holy Fire:
  • Temescal Canyon High School (ARC), 28755 El Toro Rd., Lake Elsinore, CA 92532
  • San Juan Hills High School (ARC), 29211 Stallion Ridge, San Juan Capitstrano, CA 92675

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Certain Medicaid Waiver Payments May Be Excludable From Income

On January 3, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (Service) issued Notice  that provides guidance on the federal income tax treatment of certain payments to individual care providers for the care of eligible individuals under a state Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services waiver program. Read more…

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Older Americans Act Re-authorization Act of 2015
Passes Out of Committee

The Older Americans Act authorizes programs and funding to benefit individuals aged 60 years or older in each state, including services such as the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, home and community-based services, nutritional and transportation programs, legal services, and many others. S. 192 would not only reauthorize these programs and services – which is critical for ensuring their continuation in the future – but also improve upon current law. Read more…

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A Shattered System: Reforming Long-Term Care in California

Shattered System

The Senate Select Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care, Chaired by Senator Lui has released its final report addressing the  needs  of a growing senior population in California.  The report identifies problem areas and makes 30 recommendations for reform to enable elderly and disabled adults to live with dignity, choice, and independence and avoid unnecessary institutionalization. Recommendations include state agency reorganization, better integration and coordination among programs, and expanded home and community-based services.

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