How to Apply

You can apply online on the BenefitsCal website or you can apply in person our Truckee or Nevada City offices.

Specific eligibility requirements take into account an applicant's citizenship, age, income, resources, assets and other factors. Generally, services are available to:

  • Families that have a child(ren) in the home who has been deprived of parental support or care because of the absence, disability or death of either parent. Or,
  • Families with a child(ren) when both parents are in the home but the principal earner is unemployed. Or,
  • Needy caretaker relatives of a foster child(ren).