You may still qualify for Cal‑WORKs if
- your parent or guardian is dead or missing,
- your parent or guardian will not let you and your child live with them,
- you are emancipated,
- you are or were married,
- Child Protective Services says living with your parent(s) would put you or your child at risk,
- you did not live with your parent(s) for at least one year before the baby was born or before you applied for aid, or
- your welfare worker says you do not need to live with your family or guardian.
If you are not emancipated or married and not living with a parent, guardian, or adult relative, or in a state-licensed group home, your Cal‑WORKs worker may make a report to Child Protective Services about you being on your own, and they may investigate to see if you are being neglected.