The Public Assistance branch of the Department of Health and Human Services consists of many programs, such as cash assistance to families with dependent children, supplemental food assistance, medical coverage, and additional programs under each of these categories.
We have professional, knowledgeable, and courteous staff to assist you in accessing all services available to you. Our mission is to promote the health, safety, self-sufficiency and well being of children, families and individuals creating hope for the future.
In response to COVID-19, your CalWORKs and CalFresh Benefits will continue with no changes for March, April, May, and June 2020. This means that if our semiannual report form (SAR 7) or annual renewal was due in March, April, or May 2020, you do not have to turn it in or complete your interview. If you have turned in your March SAR 7 or renewal paperwork already, it will not be processed, and nothing will change. If your SAR 7 or renewal paperwork included information that would make your benefits go up, please call the county to report this information over the phone.
You may be required to report if your gross monthly income goes over your family’s Income Reporting Threshold (IRT). Also, if you report that your income has gone down, your benefit amount may go up. Call the county to find out what your IRT is, to report if your income goes down, or if you have any questions about your case.
How to apply for Benefits:
Online: Visit benefitscal.com to apply online
Download applications from here:
In Person: You can pick up an application from the Department of Health and Human Services at 880 Northcrest Drive Crescent City
By Phone: Call our office at 707-464-3191 Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm to request an application.
By Mail: Send completed and signed application by mail to Department of Health and Human Services 880 Northcrest Drive Crescent City, CA. 95531
By Fax: Fax completed and signed application to 707-465-1783.
Please note: Your completed application will be processed when returned and any requested verification have been received. You may also need to complete an interview (the county will notify you if one is needed).
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