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CalWORKs: Eligibility

California’s public cash assistance program is called the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids Program (CalWORKs).

CalWORKs applicants must meet state and federal regulation requirements to qualify for cash assistance. Needy caretaker relatives may also be eligible for benefits. Verification of the relation to the needy child will be required.

Cash Aid

In order to qualify for CalWORKs services each student must be receiving cash aid grants for both themselves and at least one child.

Referral 

In addition, in order to qualify for CalWORKs services each student must provide a referral form directly from their GAIN case manage

Last updated: February 29, 2016