Immediate Need

For CalWORKs applicants who need urgent assistance

Immediate Need

If you are an applicant of CalWORKs, you may be eligible for Immediate Need cash aid if you are in any of the following situations:

  • You are homeless or have an eviction notice  
  • Your food will run out within three days 
  • Your utilities have been or will be shut off 
  • You don’t have sufficient clothing or diapers 
  • You have another kind of emergency important to health and safety 

You may request Immediate Need at any of our offices or on BenefitsCal. 

Your request will be processed within 24 hours.