Automatic eligibility is established for recipients of cash assistance from the following programs:
- SSI/SSP (Supplemental Security Income/State Supplemental Program)
- CalWORKs (California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids)
- Refugee Assistance,
- Foster Care or Adoption Assistance Program
Eligibility may also be established for individuals that are 65 or older, blind, disabled, diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer, in a skilled nursing or intermediate care facility, or a refugee during a limited period of eligibility. Parents or a caretaker relative of a child under 21 may also be eligible if the child’s parent is absent, deceased, or incapacitated or the primary wage earning parent is unemployed or underemployed.