Rodriguez Legislation Extends Benefits to Veterans

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

(Sacramento) – Looking to expand the level of support for honorably discharged veterans, Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona) authored Assembly Bill 85. Under the legislation, that has now been approved by the State Assembly, general assistance benefits provided by counties will be extended to honorable discharged veterans who meet specified requirements for up to 12 months in a calendar year. These benefits include emergency food, housing, and food cash or vouchers and are available for individuals not otherwise eligible for state and federal assistance programs. “As we continue to work on driving down veteran homeless populations, now is the time to double down and not back off our efforts,” Assemblymember Rodriguez said. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.