§ Family must have a child(ren) in the home who has been deprived of parental support or care because of the absence, disability or death of either parent.
§ Child(ren) must live with a parent or relative caretaker. If you don’t have children living with you , you don’t qualify for Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)
§ Child(ren) must be under 18 years of age or 18 years of age enrolled as a full-time student in high school or a vocational/technical training program and:
§ Expected to graduate/complete the training program before reaching age 19; or
§ Not expected to graduate/complete the training before age 19 due to a disability.
§ A pregnant woman with no other eligible children in her last trimester may be eligible for assistance.
§ A pregnant teen age 18 or younger, with no other eligible children in the home, may be eligible for assistance upon verification of pregnancy.
§ Family must intend to reside in California.
§ The request for aid must be for a U.S. Citizen, naturalized, lawful permanent immigrant or eligible noncitizen category. An Eligible NonCitizen would be a refugee or woman fleeing violence VAWA
§ At application, the family’s principal wage earner must not be employed more than 100 hours in the month preceding the application.
§ Families must have a Social Security Number for each person requesting aid