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Merced County Human Service Agency Employment & Training - CalWORKs


Merced College CalWORKs program works collaboratively with Merced County Human Services agency (H.S.A) to meet the needs of the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) students.  The H.S.A. CalWORKs program provides temporary financial assistance to qualifying families and provides Medi-Cal Coverage for all recipients.  There is a work requirement of 35/40 hours per  week based on a one or two parent household. 

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must have a verified deprivation.  Deprivations include unemployment, underemployment (less than 100 hours per month), disability or incapacity,  or an absent parent of a child/children under 18 years old.  Household income and resources also go into the eligibility determination.  (Household income and resources are also included when determining eligibility)

Benefits/Grants are based upon eligible household size and income.  Your eligibility worker will work with you to get the maximum highest benefit amount your are eligible for.  Recipients over 18 years old can only receive CalWORKs benefits for 48 effective 7/1/11 during their adult life.

Screening and Supportive Services
CalWORKs assist people on public assistance to move towards self-sufficiency though employment and supportive services including: child care, textbooks and transportation.  Recipients are expected to participate in a activities that provide opportunities to help left their families out of poverty.

Mental health and substance abuse professionals are available to provide services that are designed to assist recipients over come barriers to  self sufficiency.

Merced County Human Services Agency CalWORKs Office
2155 West Wardrobe Ave
Merced CA
(209) 385-3000

For information Contact
Merced College-
Lesher Building, 3rd Floor, Room 304

web page updated 06/11/2014