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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010 5A Thirst quencher Kayden, Kiersten and Brandon Cokor picked a sunny day to try out their entrepreneurial skills with a lemonade stand at Dame Shirley Plaza last Wednesday, Aug. 4. Photo by Kay Moss Richard K. Stockton, CLU ChFC, Agent Insurance Lic. #0B68653 Providing Insurance & Financial Services 65 W. Main St., Quincy, CA 95971 (530) 283-0565 Fax (530) 283-5143 WE LiVE WHERE YOU LiVE F~ee Discount Double Check" too. I'll make sure your auto coverage is the best fit, then show you all the State Farm discounts you could be getting. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there? CALL ME TODAY StateFarm ~!iiiiii!iiii~i~iiiii!iiiiiiii!i~i~i~!ii~!~!~i!~ii~i~ii ii~iiiii!ii!iiii!ii!iiii~i!iiiii~iiiiii~iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!i!iii~i PAID POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT "B" is for "BAD" BAD for the ladies BAD for our babies BAD for our children BAD for the men BAD for our health BAD for our wealth Vote NO on "B" and Save Our Hospital PAID FOR BY THE COMMITTEE TO SAVE OUR HOSPITAL Food stamp process streamlined John Wagner, director of the California Department of So- cial Services, announced July 23, the implementation of-a new statewide policy that al- lows for the immediate restora- tion of food stamp benefits. Previously, if a household's benefits were terminated for failing to comply with a re- quirement of the program, they were required to start the process over by re-apply- ing. Restoration of benefits will be automatic if the house- hold can comply with pro- gram requirements within one month of termination of benefits and thereby avoid the re-application process. The household's benefits for the first month will be pro-rated from the date it complies. "California continues to take proactive steps to remove barriers and improve services that allow California families better access to healthy, nutri- tious food," said Wagner. "With this new policy and oth- er policy changes we have im- plemented recently, CDSS con- tinues to encourage qualified Californians to apply for bene- fits and to also maintain bene- fits in a more streamlined, effi- cient manner." "This measure helps coun- ties improve customer service for our clients, and ensures el- igible families continue to re- ceive the benefits needed to provide food for their fami- lies," said Suzanne Nobles, Yuba County Health and Hu- man Services director, who helped in the development of the new policy. "We are al- ways looking for ways to im- prove the efficiency of the pro- grams we administer, and this policy supports those ef- forts." In late 2009, CDSS requested the waiver from the United States Department of Agricul- ture, Food and Nutrition Ser- vice to allow county welfare departments the ability to re- store benefits when an easily curable condition, such as failing to submit paperwork, is corrected. The new policy makes it easier for eligible households to maintain their benefits and creates new pro- gram administration efficien- cies at the county level. Californians can learn more about applying for food stamps by visiting the CDSS website, which links to a fed- eral pre-screening tool that can be used by most individu- als to see if they are eligible for food stamps. Individuals can also download application forms and complete them in advance of their visit to their county welfare office to apply for food stamps. A list of county welfare of- rices is available on the CDSS website at foodstamps/PG839.htm. To qualify for food stamps; an individual's household gross income may not exceed 130 percent of the federal poverty level -- about $1,984 a month for a family of three., Households with elderly and disabled individuals may have incomes up to 165 per- cent of the federal poverty lev- el -- about $2,518 a month for a family of three. Individuals who apply have up one year to comply with the fingerprint imaging requirements of the program. The CDSS has been active in pursuing opportunities to increase food stamp access for needy Californians. Specifi- cally, in 2009, the CDSS re- ceived approval from the fed- eral government to allow county welfare departments the option of waiving the face- to-face interview for food stamp recipients. Counties are in the process of fully im- plementing this waiver. In addition, working with the California Department of Public Health, the CDSS has been working with communi- ty organizations in 43 coun- ties to reach underserved communities to help qualified individuals apply for food stamps. Since 2009, funding for this effort has more than doubled, from $6 million to $13 million. Between March 2007 and March 2010, the number of Californians receiving food stamps grew from 2.1 million people to 3.27 million. For more information on the Food Stamp Program, vis- it the CDSS Web site PG847.htm. . TPu a.~.~rnmun,~ "Saddle Up For A Cause" earned s3,810 with 42 riders! evenb Thanks to all... 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