If you are like many Californians, despite working hard, you may still have a hard time making ends meet. Did you know there are benefits that you may be eligible for? 

Don’t miss out on these benefits that you have earned — benefits that help put food on the table, give you better access to health care, and even provide education if you have kids. 

You don’t have to go it alone. Discover what programs are available and how you can get started.

FOOD ASSISTANCE

CalFresh provides monthly food benefits to assist low-income households in purchasing food to maintain adequate nutritional levels.

APPLY @ getcalfresh.org/

CASH ASSISTANCE

CalWorks is a public assistance program that provides cash aid and services to eligible families that have a child(ren) in the home.

APPLY @ http://benefitscal.org/

HEALTH COVERAGE

California’s Medicaid program provides free or low-cost health coverage for children and adults with limited income and resources. 

APPLY @  http://coveredca.com/medi-cal/

NUTRITION EDUCATION & HEALTHCARE

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides nutrition education, issues checks for healthy supplemental foods, and makes referrals to healthcare and other community services.

APPLY @ http://m.wic.ca.gov/

EARLY EDUCATION

Head Start provides comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families. 

APPLY @ http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/

LOW-COST INTERNET

Internet for all! Get low-cost internet prices and free or low-cost computers for families, call 24/7 toll-free (844) 841-INFO (4636)

APPLY @ http://www.everyoneon.org/eitc

YOU MAY ALSO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE CALIFORNIA EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT 

The California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) is a refundable tax credit that can reduce the amount of taxes you owe or increase your tax refund. The way the CalEITC works is simple. If you’re working for a low wage, you get money back based on how much you earned and how many children you have. 

Receiving the CalEITC will not affect your eligibility for any other public benefits. At a time when hard work alone is no guarantee you’ll be able to provide for your family, the CalEITC makes hard work pay better. 

No Social Security number? No problem! For the first time, taxpayers with an ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number), including undocumented immigrants, are now eligible for the CalEITC and Young Child Tax Credit (YCTC).

Tax credits, like the CalEITC, YCTC and EITC, are not considered public benefits under the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services public charge rule.

To find out if you are eligible and estimate the amount of your credit, use our EITC Calculator.

File your taxes online for FREE here.