ROGERS VS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SOCIAL SERVICES

Denied because the statute of limitations bars the claim since petitioner did not file the complaint here within one year of the department’s final decision as required by Welfare and Institutions Code section 10962. Even if the petition is considered on the merits, the petitioner fails to meet her burden to show the decision was “unfair, in excess of jurisdiction or showed prejudicial abuse of discretion.” And, ultimately, the benefits were terminated because petitioner is considered a non-relative under the benefit guidelines since she is of the seventh degree of relationship as a step-grand aunt and not within the fifth degree of relationship as required. It is noted that the parties appeared on 6-7-19. Petitioner was of the impression that a letter sent by Tom Johnson on 2-6-14 was significant. The letter addressed her inquiry about our court allegedly having sent DPSS Form SOC-158, which Petitioner asserts caused her to be improperly classified for benefits. She represented ........