The Public Assistance branch of the Department of Health and Human Services consists of many programs, such as cash assistance to families with dependent children, supplemental food assistance, medical coverage, and additional programs under each of these categories.
We have professional, knowledgeable, and courteous staff to assist you in accessing all services available to you. Our mission is to promote the health, safety, self-sufficiency and well being of children, families and individuals creating hope for the future.
In response to COVID-19, your CalWORKs and CalFresh Benefits will continue with no changes for March, April, May, and June 2020. This means that if our semiannual report form (SAR 7) or annual renewal was due in March, April, or May 2020, you do not have to turn it in or complete your interview. If you have turned in your March SAR 7 or renewal paperwork already, it will not be processed, and nothing will change. If your SAR 7 or renewal paperwork included information that would make your benefits go up, please call the county to report this information over the phone.
You must report if your gross monthly income goes over your family’s Income Reporting Threshold (IRT). Also, if you report that your income has gone down, your benefit amount may go up. Call the county to find out what your IRT is, to report if your income goes down, or if you have any questions about your case.
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