Contact CDSS

We welcome your comments, suggestions and questions.

You can contact the Department in several ways.

Telephone
(916) 651-8848

Email
piar@dss.ca.gov

Mail
California Department of Social Services
744 P Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Out-of-State Inquires
cdss.osi@dss.ca.gov

Frequently Used Phone Numbers

Child Care Assistance
(800) 543-7793

County Medical Services Program
(800) 670-6133

Lost or Stolen EBT Card
(877) 328-9677

Medi-Cal Customer Services
(916) 636-1980

Medicare
(866) 227-9863

Senior/Elder Services
(800) 677-1116

SSI/SSP and SSDI
(800) 772-1213

Social Security Fraud
(800) 772-1213

State Hearings

Request a Hearing
(800) 743-8525
(800) 952-8349 TDD

Status of Appeal / Postponement / Cancellation
(800) 743-8525

Report Welfare Fraud

Special Investigation Unit (SIU) CDSS Hotline
(800) 344-8477
For Public Assistance issues, email the Public Inquiry and Response Unit at: piar@dss.ca.gov