CalWORKs Home Visiting Program eligibility for pregnant persons

California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has informed counties that eligibility for the CalWORKs Home Visiting Program has changed for pregnant persons.

The CalWORKs Home Visiting Program is a voluntary program that home visiting services to pregnant and parenting families.  Previously, pregnant persons who applied for CalWORKs within 60 days of the second trimester of pregnancy were eligible for the Home Visiting Program.  Effective July 1, 2022, a pregnant person became eligible for CalWORKs regardless of which trimester of pregnancy they were in.  As a result, effective July 10, 2023, any pregnant person who is a member of a CalWORKs assistance unit, is the parent or caretaker relative in a child-only CalWORKs case, or is apparently eligible for CalWORKs, is eligible for Home Visiting Program services.  (ACL 23-90, November 6, 2023.)