CCWRO will provide individual office training free of charge upon request and based upon availability of time. Please contact CCWRO if your office wants training in any aspect of public assistance.
Publications: Public Assistance Table, New Welfare News Bulletin. We will provide an immediate response to questions from legal services programs regarding public benefit programs, laws, and regulations.
By telephone, appointment (in person), e-mail, and mail. CCWRO staff is available for consultation Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CCWRO responds to all telephone calls/e-mails immediately, but no later than the next working day.
CCWRO provides consultation, and co-counseling on issues relating to public benefit programs, such as: Aid to Families With Dependent Children (AFDC) aka CalWORKS, Food Stamps, General Assistance, SSI, Child Care and the Welfare Employment Programs.
Latest Welfare News
Permanent 10% CalWORKs Increase and 3.6% COLA — Effective October 1, 2023 Existing law requires the 10% CalWORKs grant increase that went into effect October 1, 2022, will stop effective October 1, 2024. SB 210 makes that 10% increase permanent in law. It will also authorize a 3.6% cost of living increase effective October 1,…
CalSAWs has several features designed to improve service for applicants and recipients, however these features are opt in/out for counties; counties can decide without any need for explanation to use these free tools that can only benefit applicants and recipients. The following features are free and available to every county in the state. See Opt…
Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI). This program is designed toprovide state assistance to California’s aged, blind, and disabled immigrants who became ineligible for federal SSI after the 1996 Welfare Reform Bill. CDSS data from February 2023 shows that over 1,000 cases are pending for unknown reasons. It notable that 59% of the applications were…