Contact CDSS

We welcome your comments, suggestions and questions.

You can contact the Department in several ways.

By Telephone: 
(916) 651-8848

Frequently Used Phone Numbers
Child Care Assistance Toll-free telephone number: (800) 543-7793
Residential Care/Assisted Living (non-medical) Telephone number:
Lost Or Stolen EBT Card (877) 328-9677
Senior/Elder Services (800) 677-1116
Medi-Cal Customer Services Telephone number: (916) 636-1980
County Medical Services Program (800) 670-6133
SSI/SSP and SSDI (800) 772-1213
Social Security Fraud (800) 772-1213
Medicare (866) 227-9863

State Hearings
Request a Hearing Telephone Number: 1-800-743-8525
TDD: 1-800-952-8349
Status of Appeal / Postponement / Cancellation Telephone number: 1-800-743-8525

Report Welfare Fraud
Special Investigation Unit (SIU) CDSS Hotline: Toll-free telephone number: 1-800-344-8477. 
For Public Assistance issues, contact Public Inquiry and Response Unit at:

 CDSS Phone List
 Out-of-State Inquires:

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

By Email at: