Does he qualify for the Federal displaced workers act?

I know CA is different, but my bil went to the tech on small engine repair (to learn to repair the machines at the casino he now works for) on that and here in OK and he got a pittance living wage and food stamps and commodities (he’s Creek Indian) while he was in school and working a minimum wage job.
Shows you how states vary. When both dh and ds were unemployed for so long we did not qualify for food stamps due to their unemployment. We could have one or the other but not both. We chose to do the unemployment because at least with that I could mystery shop and make additional money while we were not ALLOWED to do that for food stamps. Keeping the 4 walls was more important to us, and luckily I had some food storage and the Produce Fairy.