To be eligible for the CalWORKs Program in San Diego you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have age qualified dependent children (up to 18 years of age)
  • Have dependent children who lack the parental support and care as a result of one or both parents being absent, deceased, incapacitated or unemployed
  • Be a resident of San Diego County
  • Be a U.S. Citizen, Legal Permanent Resident or other specific non-citizen
  • Have valid photo identification (ID), such as a California driver's license or ID card
  • Have a Social Security Number (SSN) or proof of application for SSN
  • Have school age children enrolled and attending school
  • Have current immunization records for children below the age of 6
  • Your personal property cannot exceed $11,634 (or $17,452 for families who have a member age 60 or older, or disabled)
  • Your income (earned and unearned) must not exceed program limits
  • You must meet program requirements


For more information call 1-866-262-9881