SPUR Supports SB 822 to Make CalFresh More Accessible

Policy Letter May 11, 2020

SPUR supports SB 882, which would simplify the state's CalFresh food assistance application for many older adults and people with disabilities, while also making permanent several key changes to increase access to CalFresh during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill would eliminate burdensome ongoing reporting requirements that cause many households to lose nutrition assistance, even when they remain eligible. The legislation would also ensure that all applicants and participants can complete the application and recertification interview processes by phone, rather than having to complete the process face-to-face with agency staff.

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