The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has issued guidance regarding verification of work study approval for college students who have applied or are applying for CalFresh. CDSS also provides a form that colleges can use to verify work study approval.
Students are ineligible for CalFresh unless they meet an exemption. Students who provide verification showing they are approved for work study for the school term and can reasonably anticipate working during the school term meet an exemption and can be eligible for CalFresh. (ACL 20-114, October 28, 2020.)