Senator Wiener Introduces SB 107: CalFresh—Simpler for Seniors

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Published on Jan 6, 2021 in CalFresh, Older Adults, State Legislation

Today, Senator Scott Wiener (SD-11) introduced SB 107, which makes two major improvements to improve access to CalFresh, particularly for low-income older adults and people with disabilities.

SB 107 would achieve the following:

  • Require the State to provide counties with simplified CalFresh applications for households solely composed of seniors and people with disabilities and no earned income (also known as ESAP Households)
  • Ensure all applicants and participants can complete any forms that require a signature entirely by phone.

Access our SB 107 Factsheet here.

Read the bill text here.

We applaud Senator Wiener’s leadership on SB 107, and are proud to co-sponsor the bill with the SF-Marin Food Bank, AARP-CA, and the California Association of Food Banks.

What’s Next?

We will need your support to move the bill through the legislature and onto the Governor’s desk. You can stay up to date on SB 107 and receive timely calls to action by visiting our Action Center. Make your voice heard to help ensure that all Californians have the food they need to thrive.

Questions?

Contact Jared Call at 323.401.4972

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