CalWORKS Income Reporting Threshold for the Federal Fiscal Year 2022

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) issued new amounts for the Income Reporting Threshold (IRT) for CalWORKs and CalFresh.

CalWORKs and CalFresh recipients do not need to report changes to their income between semiannual reports or annual recertifications unless their combined earned and unearned income increase to an amount over the IRT.

For persons who report income over the IRT, the county will determine if the reported income is anticipated to continue. If the income amount over the IRT is reasonably anticipated but not at a level that results in ineligibility, the grant amount will be recalculated.

If the income over the IRT makes the recipient ineligible, the county will discontinue benefits at the end of the month.

Recipients will be sent individualized notices to inform them of their new IRT amount.  (ACL 21-92.)