333 E. Washington Street, Stockton, CA 95202 (209) 468-1000
CalWORKs is a Human Services 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.
CalWORKs is a Human Services 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, they 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.
The amount of a family’s monthly assistance payment depends on a number
of factors, including the number of people who are eligible and the special needs
of any of those family members. The income of the family is considered in calculating
the amount of cash aid the family receives.
There are other programs and benefits, such as Homeless Assistance, for which
a family may qualify by being on CalWORKs.
Specific eligibility requirements take into account an applicant’s
citizenship, age, income, resources, and other factors. Generally,
services are available to:
Needy families may apply for assistance online, via telephone,
or by coming in to our office. A face-to-face interview with
an Eligibility Worker will then be required.
The easiest and quickest way to apply for CalWORKs, CalFresh
and/or Medi-Cal is online at
Or in our office at :
333 E. Washington Street
Stockton, CA 95202
Telephone: (209) 468-1000
Once a customer starts to receive CalWORKs, the customer must
keep the Eligibility Worker (EW) informed about changes in order
All CalWORKs recipients, with the exception of Annual Reporting
Child Only (AR/CO) recipients, are required to submit a Semi-Annual
Eligibility Status Report (SAR 7) once per year (due in the sixth
month of the first semi-annual period) followed by the re-certification
of eligibility in the sixth month of the second semi-annual period.
Your Eligibility Worker will inform you if you are an AR/CO recipient
and what the reporting requirements are for that program.
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