Benefits and Insurance
Provides financial assistance for food. CalFresh (also known as Food Stamps or SNAP) helps families and individuals with limited income buy nutritious foods. Many working individuals qualify.
Benefits are provided on an electronic benefit transfer card (EBT card) that is used like an ATM card and accepted at most grocery stores and farmer's markets. To replace a lost EBT card or to find a location that accepts EBT, call EBT Customer Service or visit website: www.ebt.ca.gov.
Social Security Help
Offers information about benefits and what to do to obtain a social security card, along with how to replace a lost card. Processes applications for:
Retirement benefits (SS) to workers over age 62 and eligible dependents
Disability Benefits (SSDI) to workers severely disabled prior to age 65
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for the needy aged, blind, and disabled individuals
Survivor Benefits to eligible dependents of deceased workers, including a lump-sum payment to assist with funeral expenses (limited to a surviving spouse or an entitled child)
Medicare enrollment (and card replacement)
Website allows access to personal Social Security benefit information including a benefit verification letter, the ability to check benefit and payment information and earning records, change address and phone number and start or change direct deposit of benefit payments.