Is DPSS the same as Medi Cal?

DPSS offers Medi-Cal health insurance, CalFresh food assistance, CalWORKs cash assistance for families, and General Relief cash assistance for individuals. We also assist customers who are experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, substance use disorders, and we have many other social service programs available.

How do I report income to DPSS?

You can report your new income by calling the Customer Service Center at (866) 613-3777, U.S. Mail, or in-person at your local DPSS office.

What documents does CalFresh need?

These documents are usually required to get CalFresh:

  • A copy of your ID.
  • Proof of any income.
  • Proof of immigration status (for non-citizens).
  • Proof of student status (for college students).

How do I upload documents to Calworks?

Log in to your account. Click on the “Upload Eligibility Documents” link located on the right, below “Actions Needed” in the Household Summary page. Click “Upload Document” under the household member after the information for the proof they need to submit. Select the document type for the document you want to upload.

How much cash aid will I get for a family of 3 in California?

The monthly Maximum Aid Payment (MAP) level is established by the California State Legislature based on family size….Maximum Aid Payment (MAP) Levels.

Eligible persons Non-exempt MAP Exempt MAP
2 733 819
3 925 1,035
4 1,116 1,244
5 1,308 1,458

How long can you receive CalWORKs?

48 months
Generally adults can get the monthly CalWORKs cash benefit for up to 48 months. Children continue to receive the monthly benefit after the 48-month limit. You may get CalWORKs benefits for more than 48 months if you: Have a disability and do not get SSI.

Do I report CalWORKs on my taxes?

You do not need to report CalFresh on your tax return. You can get CalFresh even if you get money from a job, disability, unemployment, Social Security, CalWORKs, General Assistance or retirement.

What is the income limit for cash aid California?

Resource Limits Your family can only get CalWORKs if it has $10,211 or less in resources ($15,317 if the family includes someone with a disability or someone 60 or over).

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