The specific amount of cash aid a family of three in Los Angeles, Calif., is eligible to receive from the CalWORKs program depends on a variety of factors. These factors include total household income, number of eligible individuals living in the home and the area the family is located in.
When calculating the amount of benefit, county aid workers first determine the maximum amount of benefits the applicant family is eligible to receive. Then, the amount of the applicant's total family income is subtracted from it. The difference is the amount of cash aid the family gets.
Individuals who reside in the applicant's home that are not eligible for benefits include family members who are receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), sanctioned individuals and foster children who are already receiving benefits through foster care programs.