Work First Eligibility and Income 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 Requirements||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 Maximum Allotment
|Assistance Unit*||Maximum Benefit Payment|
*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.