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The CalWORKs (California Work Opportunity & Responsibility to Kids) program can provide cash assistance to families with children. Certain adults in the program are required to participate in welfare-to-work activities, such as looking for a job, attending job training, working, or furthering their education, which will improve their chances for long-term employment and self-sufficiency.

CalWORKs employment specialists help parents develop and achieve their career goals, and assist with referrals to Child Development Resources (child care) so that parents can work.

CalWORKs participants are automatically eligible for Medi-Cal and may qualify for CalFresh benefits. Get details on other cash assistance programs.

Important Update: Ventura County has moved from MyBenefitsCalwin to a new system called BenefitsCal.com. Clients no longer have access to MyBenefitsCalwin or its mobile app.

ALL Medi-Cal, CalFresh, CalWORKs and General Relief clients who wish to maintain access to check status or renew their benefits online, report changes, and upload documents:

  1. Go to BenefitsCal.com and select “log In.”
  2. Create a new account: You’ll need an email address.
  3. Link your account to your case.

Need help linking your account to your case? Check out this video: BenefitsCal: How to link a case

What is CalWORKs?

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  • If you are currently receiving CalWORKs, you must report all changes to your worker at 888-472-4463.
  • If you are not currently receiving CalWORKs learn how to apply.
  • Learn more about CalWorks by visiting our CalWorks Data Page. 

Resources to Help with Interpretation of Public Charge Rule

Recursos para Ayudar con la Interpretación de la Regla de Carga Pública 

For a limited time, CalWORKs clients who request to receive their benefits through direct deposit are eligible to receive a $50 gift card. View full details.

How to Apply

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