CCWRO will provide individual office training free of charge upon request and based upon availability of time. Please contact CCWRO if your office wants training in any aspect of public assistance.
Publications: Public Assistance Table, New Welfare News Bulletin. We will provide an immediate response to questions from legal services programs regarding public benefit programs, laws, and regulations.
By telephone, appointment (in person), e-mail, and mail. CCWRO staff is available for consultation Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CCWRO responds to all telephone calls/e-mails immediately, but no later than the next working day.
CCWRO provides consultation, and co-counseling on issues relating to public benefit programs, such as: Aid to Families With Dependent Children (AFDC) aka CalWORKS, Food Stamps, General Assistance, SSI, Child Care and the Welfare Employment Programs.
Latest Welfare News
The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Program Integrity Section performed an Income and Eligibility Verification System (IEVS) review of the Los Angeles County Department of Public SocialServices that concluded on May 24, 2023. The CDSS reviewed recipient cases and various statistical reports, interviewed CWD staff that performs IEVS functions and conducted physical site inspections.Part…
Now that the pandemic is over, counties have started to require CalWORKs beneficiaries to participate in WtW activities, often without having child care or transportation. In fact, CDSS’s own policy, contrary to State law, is to force families to engage on a WtW activity, even if they do not have child care. ACL 19-99 states:If…
Each year the State Budget Allocates over a billion to counties for various portions of the CalWORKs pro- gram. The 2023-2024 state fiscal year budget included $288 million General Fund unexpended dollars from 2021- 2022 from the CalWORKs single allocation. This has been a pattern for years. Every year the State claws back single allocation.…