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California CalWORKs (TANF)

Living Assistance > California CalWORKs (TANF)

 

Program Description:

CalWORKs is a welfare program that gives cash aid and services to eligible needy California families. The program serves all 58 counties in the state and is operated locally by county welfare departments. If a family has little or no cash and needs housing, food, utilities, clothing or medical care, it may be eligible to receive immediate short-term help. Families that apply and qualify for ongoing assistance receive money each month to help pay for housing, food and other necessary expenses.

 

General Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of California, either pregnant or responsible for a child under 19 years of age, a US national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident, have low or very low income, and be either under-employed (working for very low wages), unemployed or about to become unemployed.

 

Status

Active

 

Loan Terms:

Not Applicable

 

Application Process:

Families requesting assistance must complete application forms. The family can ask for immediate help if it has little or no cash and needs emergency housing, food, utilities, clothing or medical care. Contact your local county welfare department to obtain an application and set up an interview.

You can find your local county welfare department by clicking here:
http://www.dss.cahwnet.gov/foodstamps/PG839.htm

 

Program Contact Information:

For more information, please visit:
http://www.ladpss.org/dpss/calworks/default.cfm

 

Managing Agency:

California
http://www.ca.gov




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