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California’s lifetime ban on food assistance and public benefits for people convicted of a drug felony lifted

On April 1st, California’s repeal of a 17 year old law, banning food and basic needs assistance to people who had a prior drug-felony conviction, went into effect.  As a result, thousands of needy families and individuals are now eligible for CalWORKs, CalFresh or General Assistance.

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