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Work First Eligibility and Income Requirements

Eligibility Requirements

The following chart describes the Work First eligibility requirements. If a county DSS is unable to establish eligibility for assistance additional information may be required.

Eligibility Requirement What's Needed How Often
Identity Passport, ID or other primary documents At application or if questionable
Address/Living With/Living Arrangement Valid NC driver’s license, lease agreement or utility bill At application, review or change in situation
Age Birth certificate At application or change in situation
Kinship Birth certificate or copy of court order documents At application or change in situation
Citizenship/Alien Status Passport, ID or other primary documents At application or if questionable
Social Security Number Valid social security card or number At application or until received
Income: Wages, self-employment, public benefits, private retirement benefits, trust, etc. Wage stubs, verification from employer, tax forms, award letter At application, review or change in situation
Assets/Resources Ownership and tax records, bank and court documents At application, review or change in situation

 

Work First Income Standards

Assistance Unit* Maximum Benefit Payment
1 $181
2 $236
3 $272
4 $297
5 $324
6 $349
7 $373
8 $386
9 $406
10 $430
11 $448
12 $473
13 $496
14 $521

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*The assistance unit includes all individuals who live in the home and will receive the benefit. This may include individuals who are temporarily absent from the home.
Please be aware that the case workers at your local county Department/Agency of Social Services consider many other variables to determine eligibility.