Through Chapter 7, Statutes of 2009, the Legislature has directed the Department of Health Care Services and the Department of Social Services to implement a statewide eligibility and enrollment determination process for the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs), Food Stamp, and Medi-Cal programs. The new statewide process is intended to achieve two primary outcomes: (1) providing better service to people applying for these programs and (2) lowering administrative costs through better use of technology. We identify possible improvements and cost-savings in the eligibility and enrollment process. We also recommend a general approach that the Legislature may wish to consider when making difficult decisions about how to proceed with Chapter 7.