Check CalWORKs Eligibility

CalWORKs eligibility is based on: 

  • Children in the household:  There is one or more children under age 19 in the home, or if you are pregnant. You do not need to be a U.S. citizen to apply. 
  • Income and household needs:  Family size, income, property, other resources, and special needs. 
  • Welfare-to-Work participation:  In most cases, all family members on CalWORKs who are 18 or older participate in the Welfare-to-Work employment services program. We will help you create an individualized plan to succeed in work, training, school, or other activities. 

Learn more 

View fact sheet for details on income limits, residency, and work participation: English | 中文 Español | русский | Tagalog Tiếng Việt

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