Maximum Family Grant Rule Put to Bed: Final Regulations Approved

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has announced approval of the final regulations repealing the Maximum Family Grant (MFG) Rule, which denied cash aid to children born into a family that received cash aid continuously for ten months immediately prior to the child’s birth.

Repeal of the MFG Rule was established through the 2016 passage of Assembly Bill 1603 and implemented on January 1, 2017. In July of this year, CDSS issued a Manual Letter to alert child welfare agencies of the removal of the CalWORKs regulations referencing the MFG rule. The final regulations were approved effective June 19, 2017, and can be found as an attachment to All County Information Notice I-52-17.