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SSA Program Policy Handbooks:
Handbook CalWORKs
Handbook CAPI
Handbook CalWORKs Employment Services
Handbook Common-Place
Handbook CalFresh
Handbook Foster Care
Handbook General Assistance
Handbook Medi-Cal
CalWORKs Handbook Sections
Policy Interpretations
Information Notices
pdf Table of Contents
pdf Index
CalWORKs Handbook Chapters
1. pdf Charts
2.pdf Application
3. pdf Beginning Date of Aid
4. pdf Adding a Person to the AU
5. pdf Applicant/Agency Responsibility
6. pdf Immediate Need
7. pdf Social Security Numbers
8. pdf Redeterminations
9. pdf Reporting Responsibilities
10. pdf Inter-County Transfers (ICT)
11.pdf Deprivation
12. pdf U-Parent Deprivation
13. pdf Age, School Attendance and Immunization Requirements
14. pdf Property - General
15. pdf Personal Property
16. pdf Real Property
17. pdf Restricted Accounts
18. pdf Residence
19. pdf Citizenship/Alienage [EAS 42-430]
20. pdf Unrelated Adult Male
21. pdf Senior Parent/Minor Parent
22. pdf Stepparents
23. pdf Ineligible Alien Parents
24. pdf Sponsored Noncitizen
25. pdf AU Composition
26. pdf Income/General [EAS 44-101]
27. pdf Exempt/Excluded Income
28. pdf Unearned Income
29. pdf Disability Based Income [W & I Code 11451.51]
30. pdf Earned Income [EAS 44-101.5] [W & I Code 11451.5]
31. pdf Self-Employment
32. pdf Diversion [EAS 81-215]
33. pdf Financial Eligibility
34. pdf Special Needs [EAS 44-211]
35. pdf Pregnancy Special Needs
36. pdf Homeless Assistance
37. pdf Temporary Shelter [EAS 44-211.52]
38. pdf Permanent Housing [EAS 44-211.53]
39. pdf Time Limits
40. pdf Family Conferencing
41. pdf Family Reunification Program Overview
42. pdf Domestic Abuse
43. pdf Aid Payment Principles
44. pdf Budgeting [EAS 44-313]
45. Reserved for Future Use
46. pdf Lump Sum Income
47. pdf Health Alliance
48. pdf Maximum Family Grant (MFG)
49. pdf Overpayment Definitions/Forms
50. pdf Underpayments
51. pdf Overpayments General
52. pdf Specialized Overpayment Issues
53. pdf Intentional Program Violations (IPV)
54. pdf Employment Services Program
55. pdf Employment Services Referrals
56. pdf CalWORKs Employment Services (CWES) Sanctions
57. pdf Cal Learn [EAS 42-762]
58. pdf Suspected Misuse of AFDC Funds
59. pdf Court Orders
60. pdf RRP and CHEP
61. pdf RCA & ECA Work Registration
Disclaimer: All County Letters (ACLs) issued from the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and All County Welfare Director Letters (ACWDLs) issued from the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) provide State policy and direction to counties for categorical aid programs. The County of Santa Clara disseminates the information regarding the Federal, State and County policies via Program Handbooks. A handbook has been developed locally for each categorical aid that's administered by Social Services Agency - Department of Employment and BenefitsServices (DEBS); containing specific guidelines and procedures based on the ACLs and ACWDLs for that particular program. These policies and procedures are updated periodically to reflect State and County policy changes in conjunction with internal memorandums.