Self Sufficiency Services Health and Human Services Agency

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 CalWORKs (CW) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Do I have to have children to be eligible to CalWORKs?
Do I have to be a US citizen to be eligible?
How much cash assistance can I receive?
What if I have a cash emergency?
How much income is used to calculate the CalWORKs cash aid amount?
If I receive SSI/SSP am I eligible for CalWORKs?
If I am approved to receive benefits, how do I access them?
What happens if my EBT card is not working?
What if I have lost my EBT card?
What if I don’t think I am eligible, can I still apply?
How do I know how much money I have left on my card?
What about help with food and health care?
How do I let the County know about a change in my family circumstances?
What is my Income Reporting Threshold (IRT)?