Cal-Fresh Employees: A Case Study

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explaining the reason for the disqualification on the eligibility and allotment of the remaining household members .  Although Cal-Fresh has helped lower the poverty rate from 16.9 percent in 2012 to 16.6 percent in 2013, about 41.8 percent of Californians were poor or near poor .  In November 2013 five billion dollars was automatically slashed from the federal Cal-fresh program, affecting 47 million Americans, because of this funding cuts, a family of four lost about 20 meals per month . Policy Options 1) Making Cal-Fresh applications easier to complete. Pros: More people will not be intimidated to apply. Cons: Some people may use false information. 2) Changing the requirements to better assist families needing more food assistance.

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