Some benefits like Food Stamps (CalFresh) are determined by a household’s size and income. If you have taken in a kinship or foster child your household might become eligible for new benefits.
Only about 13% of families get the benefits they qualify for. This means that families who receive CalFresh might not also get the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or Medi-Cal even though chances are good that they are eligible for both.
It’s important to know before you apply. The United Ways of California has a screener that you can use to see how much you might be eligible to receive: http://uwca.benefitkitchen.com