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Section 11102. (Amended by Stats. 1982, Ch. 715, Sec. 2.)
Cite as: Cal. Welf. & Inst. Code §11102.

County residence is not a qualification for aid under any public assistance program.

County responsibility for making aid payments is determined as follows:

(a)The county where the applicant lives shall accept the application and shall be responsible for paying the aid.

(b)Responsibility for payment of aid to any person qualifying for and receiving aid from any county, who moves to another county in this state to make his home, shall be transferred to the second county as soon as administratively possible, but not later than the first day of the month following 30 days after notification to the second county.

For purposes of public assistance the county in which an applicant or recipient lives is:

(1)For a patient in a state hospital or institution, voluntary, nonprofit, or proprietary facility or other public or private institution, the county from which he was admitted.

(2)For a person who has had to leave the county in which he normally lives, solely for the purpose of securing care not otherwise available to him in a medical facility, the county in which he last maintained a living arrangement outside a medical facility.

(3)For a person who on or after July 1, 1969, has been released or discharged from a state hospital, for a period not to exceed three years from the date of such release, the county from which he was admitted to the hospital.

(4)For a person who prior to July 1, 1969, has been released on leave of absence from a state hospital, the county from which he was admitted.

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