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 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 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.