Below is a Helpful Checklist of What You Need to get Started in the CalWORKs Program.
Step 1: Determine if you are eligible for CalWORKs.
Schedule an appointment to meet with a social worker at your local county Employment
and Human Services Department to determine eligibility. The social worker will give
you a complete list of required documents, so plan at least on the following documents:
Social Security card
Proof of rent
Verification of income
Step 2: Complete the FAFSA and online orientation; meet with a counselor.
Complete a FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Need Help? Visit the Financial Aid Office on the first floor of the DVC Student
Services Center during drop-in hours and a financial aid assistant will help.