How will working affect my cash aid?

When a cash aid recipient is employed or receives disability based income, CalWorks regulations allow the following deductions from the gross income:

  • 50% of the remaining earnings after the above disregard is also deducted
  • For disability based income up to $225 can be disregarded

Any income remaining after the deductions are subtracted from the gross earned income is then subtracted from the Maximum Aid Payment amount to determine the amount of the CalWorks grant.

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1. How do I apply for CalWorks?
2. Do I have to have children to be eligible for CalWorks?
3. Do I have to be a U.S. citizen to be eligible?
4. What is the maximum aid I can receive?
5. When do I report changes?
6. How will working affect my cash aid?
7. What if I'm homeless?
8. How long can I be on CalWorks?
9. If I am approved for benefits, how do I access them?
10. What happens if my electronic benefit transfer card is not working?
11. What if I have lost my electronic benefit transfer card?
12. If I am a pregnant or parenting teen, can I receive CalWorks?
13. If I receive supplemental security income/state supplemental payments, am I eligible for benefits?
14. What if I have a cash emergency?
15. What is welfare to work?
16. How do I find out information about my benefits?