Public Assistance

The mission of the public assitance eligibility section is to accurately and promptly make program eligibility determinations, to deliver these benefits to all applicants and recipients with courtesy and respect with the goal of protecting and improving the health, nutrition and well-being of the public served.

 

CalFresh (California's Food Stamp Assistance - SNAP)

Provides supplemental food and nutrition for low income families and individuals. Applicants/recipients must meet income and resource requirements and benefits are issued based on household size. Special rules apply to persons who are elderly and/or disabled.


CalWORKs

Provides cash assistance to families with children who are deprived of the support and care of one or both parents due to death, absence, incapacity or unemployment.

Unless exempt from federal/state mandated Welfare to Work (WTW) requirements, the parent(s)/caretaker relative must comply with WTW to find and maintain employment that will result in self-sufficiency. Eligibility is contingent on meeting regulatory income and resource limits.

 

Medi-Cal Program

This is California's Medicaid program. This is a public health insurance program which provides needed health care services for low-income individuals including families with children, seniors, persons with disabilities, foster care, pregnant women, and low income people with specific diseases such as tuberculosis, breast cancer or HIV/AIDS.  Medi-Cal is financed equally by the State and federal government.

 

General Assistance

Also known as General Releif (GR), is county funded aid for the releif and support of indigent residents of the county who are not eligible for any other cash assistance program. Assistance is intended for those who are incompetent or incapacitated by age, disease or accident and not supported by any other means.

 

Welfare-To-Work Program

This program helps family members acquire the skills needed to get a job. The County will determine if a family must participate in Welfare-To-Work activities as a requirement for CalWORKs. Families may also volunteer to participate.

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