Available Social Services

Below is a quick guide to county benefits, eligiblity requirements, and how to sign up! To apply for medical, food, and cash assistance online or to check your eligibility for any program, visit mybenefitscalwin.org.

Cal Fresh

CalFresh provides nutrition assistance to people with low income. For more information and to see if you're eligible, visit the CalFresh webpage, or call 1-800-223-8383, or visit a Human Services Agency near you.

Cal Works (California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids)

CalWORKs provides temporary cash assistance to low-income families with children along with services to help parents find and keep a job. For more information visit the CalWorks webpage, call 1-800-223-8383, or visit a Human Services Agency near you.

Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI)

CAPI provides cash assistance to aged, blind, or disabled legal permanent resident immigrants who have been denied SSI benefits solely due to their immigration status. For more information visit the CAPI webpage, call 1-800-648-0954, or visit a Human Services Agency near you.

General Assistance

General Assistance provides short-term cash assistance to low-income individuals who are residents of San Mateo County. For more information or how to apply visit General Assistance webpage, call 1-800-223-8383, or visit a Human Services Agency near you.

Health Care Coverage

San Mateo County can help you and your family enroll in affordable health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act. Medi-Cal provides free or low cost health insurance to eligible adults, children and seniors who are at or below the 138% FPL (Federal Poverty Level) and is open for enrollment all year long. For more information, please call 1-800-223-8383, or visit a Human Services Agency near you.

The State’s Exchange, known as Covered California, will offer four different health plan levels that provide a range of premiums and benefit levels. The private health insurance companies that will be available in San Mateo County are Anthem, Blue Shield, Chinese Community Health Plan, Health Net and Kaiser Permanente. More Info on the Covered California Website