Increase in CalWORKs resource limit

Starting January 1, 2023, there is an annual cost of living increase for the CalWORKs maximum resource limit.  The new maximum resource utilization will be $10,888, and  $16,333 for families with at least one member who is age 60 or over or disabled.  The rules regarding restricted accounts remain unchanged. 

The Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA), Entrant Cash Assistance (ECA), and Trafficking and Crime Victims Assistance Programs (TCVAP) cash assistance programs follow the CalWORKs administrative rules and as a result this increase in the resource limit applies to RCA, ECA and TCVAP. 

The increase in the resource limit should be automated by January 1, 2023. (ACL 22-66, August 2, 2022.)