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Beginning Monday, March 30, 2020, Social Services office hours will be limited to Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.


To Prevent Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19): The Department of Social Services is committed to a continuation of services during this crisis. The Department encourages applicants and participants to go online to apply for benefits, submit documents, and manage their cases. 

Submit documents by emailing [email protected]


1) Please include your full name, your phone number, your case number (if known), and your worker’s name  and worker number to make sure the information is correctly routed

2) Submit documents or manage your case by accessing your MyBenefitsCalWIN account at    https://www.mybenefitscalwin.org/

* Getting Started in My Benefits CalWIN (MyBCW) – English

* Getting Started in My Benefits CalWIN (MyBCW) – Spanish

 

*** ALL SOCIAL SERVICES OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH & FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH FOR THANKSGIVING.

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Contact Social Services

Child Hotline Information:

  • If you suspect there is an emergency requiring immediate intervention, call 911
  • To report suspected child abuse or neglect call the 24 hour Child Abuse Hotline at (805) 781-KIDS (5437) or toll free 1-800-834-KIDS (5437)

Adult Hotline Information:

  • If you suspect there is an emergency requiring immediate intervention, call 911
  • To report suspected elder abuse or neglect call the Adult Services Hotline at (805) 781-1790 during regular business hours, or after business hours call (844) 729-8011
  • Mandated Reporter

 

Aged and Disabled Programs

What is the process?

Step 1: Medi-Cal Application

Applications for programs can be done by phone, fax, online, and in person at any of the six Department of Social Service Offices or online at www.coveredca.com or www.mybenefitscalwin.org.  Offices are open 8-5 Monday – Friday excluding holidays

Step 2: Application Received and Verified

Once a Medi-Cal Application is received the information is verified, that information is then compared to the criteria of the many different Medi-Cal programs available.

Step 3: Eligibility Approved

If eligible you will have a case manager assigned, there will be instructions included on how to use these services and a managed care company that will assist you with choosing a primary care physician.  

Step 4: Notification of Approval/Denial

Results of the approval or denial of your Medi-Cal application will be sent to you in writing.

Who can use this service?

This service is available to people who are over 65 years of age and Disabled (according to Social Security standards) individuals.

Is there a charge for this service?

The cost of this service can vary from zero to hundreds of dollars depending on the individual program, household income and household size.

When and where is this service offered?

Applications for programs can be done by phone, fax, online, and in person at any of the six Department of Social Service Offices or online at www.coveredca.com  or www.mybenefitscalwin.org.  Offices are open 8-5 Monday – Friday excluding holidays.

 

Location, directions and hours of operation

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Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Social Services

Child Hotline Information:

  • If you suspect there is an emergency requiring immediate intervention, call 911
  • To report suspected child abuse or neglect call the 24 hour Child Abuse Hotline at (805) 781-KIDS (5437) or toll free 1-800-834-KIDS (5437)

Adult Hotline Information:

  • If you suspect there is an emergency requiring immediate intervention, call 911
  • To report suspected elder abuse or neglect call the Adult Services Hotline at (805) 781-1790 during regular business hours, or after business hours call (844) 729-8011
  • Mandated Reporter