Child/Adult Abuse & Neglect Hotline: 805-654-3200
CalWORKs clients who request to receive their benefits through direct deposit are eligible to receive a $50 gift card (one per household limit while supplies last).
You can use the checking/savings account you already have, or open a new account for direct deposit. Please note, accounts must be held with a traditional bank or credit union.
Why choose direct deposit:
- It offers increased security and privacy.
- It helps safeguard against EBT theft.
- Your funds are available the first of each month.
- You can continue to access funds at ATM machines and any store that accepts ATM cards.
To enroll in direct deposit and receive your $50 gift card, contact your CalWORKs worker or call 888-472-4463 and provide verification of your bank account.