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Guaranteed Income Pilot Program Income Exemptions

The California Guaranteed Income Pilot Program (GI Pilot Program) was established to provide income to eligible individuals in participating communities. The GI Pilot Program provides temporary monthly payments to low-income Californians that are former foster youth or are pregnant individuals.

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) oversees this program and recognizes that receipt of guaranteed income through the GI Pilot Program may lead to impacts on eligibility for other safety-net benefits. For purposes of eligibility determinations for the School Nutrition Programs (SNP), GI Pilot Program payments are exempt from being considered income.

The California Department of Education is sharing information about the GI Pilot Program and the income exemption to avoid confusion regarding the impact of the GI Pilot Program’s payments when determining income eligibility for the SNPs.

Contact Information

Please visit the CDSS Guaranteed Income Pilots web page External link opens in new window or tab. to learn more about the GI Pilot Program and which California communities are participating in the program. If you have any questions regarding this subject, please contact

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Thursday, September 7, 2023
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