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Community Benefits

MARCH 18, 2020
The Department of Social Services is committed to ensuring the continuity of Essential Services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Essential Services include:

Community Benefits Eligibility functions – New applications, authorizing changes, resolving issues for the continuation of benefits.

Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Cards

Call M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 877-890-4488

Emergency In-Person Services Only at the following locations:
1000 S Main St Ste 209 Salinas | 1281 Broadway Ave Seaside | 116 Broadway St King City

Temporary Financial Assistance to Economically Disadvantaged Families

Medical, CalFresh, CalWORKs

Online www.c4yourself.com OR www.c4yourself.com en Español

CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINKS TO VIEW ORIENTATION VIDEOS
CALWORKS ORIENTATION
ORIENTACION DE CALWORKS

Medical, CalFresh, CalWORKs, General Assistance,
Call M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. New Applications:1-866-323-1953, Current Recipients:1-877-410-8823, TTY/TTD Phone #: (831) 755-4867

Medi-Cal 1-800-300-1506 (Covered CA – For Medi-Cal Only)

Emergency In-Person Services Only at the following locations:
1000 S Main St Ste 216 Salinas | 1281 Broadway Ave Seaside | 116 Broadway St King City

18 de Marzo de 2020
El Departamento de Servicios Sociales se compromete a garantizar la continuidad de los servicios esenciales durante la pandemia DE COVID 19. Los Servicios Esenciales incluyen:

Funciones de elegibilidad de beneficios comunitarios: nuevas aplicaciones, autorización de cambios, resolución de problemas para la continuación de los beneficios.

Transferencia Electronica de Benefitions (EBT) Tarjetas

Llame Lunes a Viernes 8 am to 5 pm 877-890-4488

Servicios de Emergencia en persona solo en los siguientes lugares:
1000 S Main St Ste 209 Salinas | 1281 Broadway Ave Seaside | 116 Broadway St King City

Asistencia Financiera Temporal a Familias Economicamente Desfavorecidas

Medical, CalFresh, CalWORKs

Por Internet www.c4yourself.com O www.c4yourself.com en Español

Haga clic en los siguientes enlaces para ver videos de orientación.
ORIENTACION DE CALWORKS

Medical, CalFresh, CalWORKs, Assistencia General
Llame Lunes-Viernes 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nuevas Applicaciones:1-866-323-1953, Recipientes Actuales:1-877-410-8823, TTY/TTD Phone #: (831) 755-4867

Medi-Cal 1-800-300-1506 (Covered CA – Para Medi-Cal Solamente)

Servicios de Emergencia en persona solo en los siguientes lugares:
1000 S Main St Ste 216 Salinas | 1281 Broadway Ave Seaside | 116 Broadway St King City

The Community Benefits Branch provides temporary public assistance benefits and services to assist eligible residents of Monterey County meet their basic needs. Programs include temporary cash assistance, General assistance, Medi-Cal, CalFresh, and CalWORKS. Eligibility for these public benefits is based upon income and resource levels.

To apply online go to www.c4yourself.com

For More Information call 1-866-323-1953

TTY/TTD Phone #: (831) 755-4867

Fraud Prevention Hotline 831-755-3224

CalWORKs – Cash Assistance Program

The CalWORKS program is designed to assist families toward a path of work and self-sufficiency. The purpose of the cash assistance program is to provide temporary financial assistance to economically disadvantaged families with dependent children. Benefits are based on household size, family income and resources.

CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINKS TO VIEW ORIENTATION VIDEOS
CALWORKS ORIENTATION
ORIENTACION DE CALWORKS

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Electronic Benefit Transfer Card - EBT

The EBT system automates the delivery and redemption of issued benefits. EBT cardholders access their benefits using the California “Golden State Advantage” card. The EBT card provides faster service; the cardholder simply slides his/her card through a point-of-sale (POS) device or an automated teller machine (ATM) to access their benefits.

To access a list of ATM and POS locations for EBT in Monterey County click 'download report' below:

Cash Access Report, November 2020
Download Report
Download No SurCharge Report

For additional information please go to the California Electronic Benefit Transfer Project webpage at: www.ebtproject.ca.gov/default.aspx.

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CalFresh

CalFresh is California’s food stamps (SNAP) program. The CalFresh Program is designed to supplement the food budget of low-income households to meet their nutritional needs. individuals granted CalFresh benefits can buy food at a grocery store or other authorized places using an electron Benefit transfer (EBT) card. The amount of CalFresh benefits a family receives is based on household size, family income and resources. To apply click the link below:

www.getcalfresh.org

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CalFresh Expansion for SSI Recipients

Beginning June 1, 2019 CalFresh Expansion for SSI Recipients. Please click on the following links for more information.

Expansión de CalFresh para beneficiarios de SSI

A partir del 1 de junio de 2019, la expansión de CalFresh para beneficiarios de SSI. Para más información por favor haga clic en los siguientes enlaces de Internet.

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Medi-Cal

Is a state health insurance program for low-income families, seniors, and adults with disabilities. The Medi-Cal program pays for medical, dental and prescription medicine for eligible recipients. once eligibility is established by the Department, a representative from the Central Coast alliance for health, the local Managed health Care Plan, provides eligible recipients with assistance accessing physicians and covered medical services and providers.

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MC-CHOICE

The Monterey County Children’s health outreach for insurance, Care and enrollment (MC-CHOICE), is an outreach project designed to maximize enrollment of children in the Medi-Cal and healthy Families Programs. The project also strives to promote retention and utilization of health benefits for children enrolled in the programs. MC-CHOICE outreach efforts additionally support the CalFresh Program.

For additional information please go to the MC-CHOICE webpage at: www.mc-choice.co.monterey.ca.us/.

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General Assistance (GA)

GA is a county funded temporary cash assistance program for unemployed single adults and couples who may not have dependent children and are not receiving other public assistance benefits including, Supplemental Security income (SSI) or unemployment benefits. Recipients not disabled must seek employment, and are required to repay county funds.

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