CA 255 CW - CalWORKs Report on Reasons for Denials and Other Non-Approvals of Applications

This monthly report includes data on the number of CalWORKs cases denied and the reasons for denial for Two Parent Families, Zero Parent Families, All Other Families, TANF Timed-Out, Safety Net, Fleeing Felon and Long-Term Sanction cases during the month. This report also includes the number of applications canceled or withdrawn, and the number of non-approvals because the client could not be located or had moved.


Beginning March 1, 2020, all existing reports publicly accessible on web pages belonging to the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) must comply with the CDSS Data De-identification Guidelines in order to more fully protect the identities of the vulnerable clients we serve. Cells that could identify an individual with a value of less than 11 have been replaced with a “*” to comply with the CDSS Data De-identification Guidelines .

Report Period Updated
Fiscal Year 2022-23 10/27/22
Fiscal Year 2021-22 07/28/22
Fiscal Year 2020-21 08/20/21
Fiscal Year 2019-20 09/11/20
Fiscal Year 2018-19 04/23/20
Fiscal Year 2017-18 04/23/20 
Fiscal Year 2016-17 04/23/20 
Fiscal Year 2015-16 04/23/20 

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