Colorado Legislative Council Staff
NO FISCAL IMPACT
January 7, 1999
Janis Baron (303-866-3523)
TITLE: CONCERNING THE SIXTY-MONTH LIFETIME MAXIMUM FOR THE RECEIPT OF BENEFITS UNDER THE COLORADO WORKS PROGRAM.
Summary of Assessment
The bill includes definitions of terms related to persons disqualified or excluded from participating in the Colorado Works Program. Section 26-2-706.5 of the bill requires that any month in which an assistance unit receives cash assistance under Title IV-A of the Social Security Act shall count toward that caretaker relative's 60-month lifetime maximum. Additionally, any month in which a caretaker relative is either disqualified or excluded from a basic assistance grant shall count as a month of participation in the calculation of the 60-month lifetime maximum. The bill is effective upon signature of the Governor.
The bill is assessed as having no fiscal impact. Although savings may be realized under Section 26-2-706.5 of the bill, these savings would remain at the county level. The Colorado Works Program is a block grant program, wherein counties receive an allocated block of moneys. Thus, any savings that may occur would remain at the county level for services for other clients in the program.