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Adopt Resolution Approving the Revised Yuba County General Assistance Handbook

Number:
575/2020
Department:
Human Resources and Organizational Services
Description:
Health and Human Services: Adopt resolution approving the revised General Assistance Handbook pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code Section 17000 et seq. for Yuba County.
Recommendation:
It is recommended that the Board of Supervisors approve the attached Resolution of the Board to approve and adopt the revised General Assistance Handbook pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code Section 17000 et seq. The General Assistance Handbook provides the legal basis for the General Assistance program in Yuba County.



Background

The purpose of General Assistance is to provide and care for indigent persons who are lawful residents of the County when such persons do not have their own means of support, are not supported and relieved by their relatives or friends, or other assistance programs. On December 15, 2015, Resolution Number 2015-138 approved and adopted the General Assistance Handbook which is now being revised.



Discussion

This Resolution rescinds Resolution Number 2015-138, and all subsequent amendments thereto, and approves and adopts the revised General Assistance Handbook which includes the following changes:

Section III. E. -  Added illegal substance and alcohol use screening and testing.

Section IV. E. – Added process for verifying permanent physical and/or mental disability.

Section IV. H.2. – Added current process of limiting aid to three months out of 12 month period for individuals temporarily incapacitated.

Section VII.A.4. – Added reduction of housing portion of the GA grant when the County provides a shelter bed whether or not accepted by the applicant.

Section VII.B.1. – Changed housing payment issuance from vouchers to warrants

Section VII.D. - Updated Maximum Aid Table accordingly

Addition of forms as attachments

Committee Action:

The Human Services Committee was by-passed as the General Assistance program has no impact to any other department.



Fiscal Impact:

General Assistance is a program financed by the General Fund. General Assistance is included in the annual budget adopted by the Board of Supervisors.



Attachments:

Item # 575/2020 GA Resolution

Item # 575/2020 Revised GA Handbook
Attachments
Name Download Ext. Filesize
575-2020 GA Resolution and Revised Handbook pdf 5 MB
Discussed at meetings:
Meeting BOS - 21/2020 on 11/10/2020 by Board of Supervisors Status: finished
Topic: CONSENT AGENDA
Minutes: No.14
Health and Human Services: Adopt resolution approving the revised General Assistance Handbook pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code Section 17000 et seq. for Yuba County.

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