California Statewide Automated Welfare System (CalSAWS)

What Is CalSAWS?

The California Statewide Automated Welfare System (CalSAWS) Project and Consortium is the automated welfare business process in California which will serve all 58 California counties by 2023.  The implementation of CalSAWS will merge California’s most recent three county-level consortia welfare systems and will support six core programs:  California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs), Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) known as CalFresh in California, Medi-Cal, Foster Care, Refugee Assistance, and County Medical Services.  It encompasses the following functions: eligibility determination, benefit computation, benefit delivery, case management and information management. Based on individual consortium business requirements, other programs or functions may be included in a consortium system.