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Cash Assistance

The California Work Opportunity and Responsibility for Kids (CalWORKs) program is temporary cash assistance for families with low or no income. It also provides education, employment, and training programs to help families get jobs. Child care, transportation, work expenses and counseling are available for families working.

You may be eligible to receive cash assistance if:

  • You have a child in the home who has a parent that is:
    • Deceased
    • Not living in the home
    • Unemployed
    • Disabled
  • You are a relative taking care of a foster care child.

The amount of cash assistance a family can receive depends on the number of people who are eligible, the amount of income they receive, and the value of their property (Vehicles, checking accounts, etc.).