Legislature approves $50-per-month diaper benefit

Legislature approves $50-per-month diaper benefit

40198b6d-7846-4805-af81-2373c5e2c629Low-income Californians could soon receive a monthly, $50 benefit for diaper purchases, according to a bill approved by the Legislature on Tuesday.

The monthly benefit would be given for each child two years old or younger, with a requirement that the money be spent only on diapers.

The benefit would not begin being awarded until 2020, and is expected to cost around $14 million to $18 million annually as part of the CalWORKS welfare program.

Legislative analysis estimates that 26,000 children would currently qualify.

The measure heads to Gov. Jerry Brown for a final verdict.

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