Code of the District of Columbia

Chapter 1A. Extension of Eligibility Period After the End of a Public Health Emergency.


§ 4–131. Extension of eligibility period after the end of a public health emergency.

*NOTE: This section was created by emergency legislation that will expire on June 10, 2021.*

Notwithstanding any provision of District law, the Mayor may extend the eligibility period for individuals receiving benefits, extend the timeframe for determinations for new applicants, and take such other actions as the Mayor determines appropriate to support continuity of, and access to, any public benefit program, including the DC Healthcare Alliance and Immigrant Children's program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, until 60 days after the end of a public health emergency declared by the Mayor pursuant to § 7-2304.01, as allowable under federal law.


(August 19, 2020, D.C. Act 24-30, §508(b), 67 DCR 8622.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 508(b) of Coronavirus Support Emergency Amendment Act of 2021 (D.C. Act 24-30, Mar. 17, 2021, 68 DCR 003101).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 days) creation of this section, see § 508(b) of Coronavirus Support Temporary Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Law 23-130, Oct. 9, 2020, 67 DCR 8622).