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You can apply online for California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) , CalFresh, Medi-Cal , and County Medical Services Program (CMSP) benefits in California. Visit e-benefits California website to pick your county of residence.
You can apply in person at your county’s local social service office(s) , which are listed by county.

More Services

  • Special Services
    • Assistance Dog Special Allowance
    • Program Deaf Access Program
    • How to Apply for Disability Benefits
    • In-Home Supportive Services
    • Services to the Blind
  • Health
    • Medi-Cal
    • Health Programs such as BabyCal, Breast and Cervical Cancer Programs
    • Access for Infants and Mothers (AIM)
    • Healthy Families Programs
    • Regional Centers for Developmental Disabled
  • Transportation
    • CalWORKs
  • Housing
    • Transitional Housing Program
  • Disaster Services

For more information on these services, visit the More Services page.