To qualify for CalWORKS services, you must meet the following criteria:

  • The participant/student and at least one dependent must be currently receiving cash aid (CalWORKs/TANF) and/or receiving Supportive Services or CalWORKs special needs from the Department of Social Services (DSS). Students may be receiving cash-aid and expecting a child or receiving cash aid with a child receiving SSI, AND

  • Enrolled or planning to enroll in Cuesta College classes for the current or following semester, AND

  • Determined School to be as a component of your Welfare-to-Work (WTW) Plan, Self-Initiated Participant (SIP) Plan, or WTW Compliance Plan.

  • Cal-Learn participant attending college as part of your Cal-Learn activities, may also be eligible to qualify for CalWORKs services through the CalWORKs Program.