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Options for Self-Sufficiency Benefits

To protect the public and our employees from further spread of COVID-19, our offices are temporarily closed except to customers who don't have phone or internet access or who must be seen in person. DPSS is encouraging new and existing customers to apply for benefits and services through our website and call center..

For New Applicants:

Customers can apply for the following benefits online through the C4 Yourself website or by Calling the DPSS Customer Service Center at (877) 410-8827.

  • CalFresh:  Food benefit program for individuals and families. Online, in-person or fax applications only. Customers can learn more about emergency benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic by clicking this CalFresh fact sheet.
  • General Assistance: Cash assistance program for single adults
  • CalWORKsCash assistance program for families. Online, in-person or fax applications only.
  • CAPI: Cash assistance program for immigrants
  • Medi-Cal: Health benefits for individuals and families.
  • In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS): in-home provided care for persons with a disability can be applied for on RiversideIHSS.org by calling the IHSS Application line at (888) 960-4477 or the IHSS Helpline at (888) 822-9622.

For Existing Customers:

Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Periodic Reporting (SAR-7) and Recertification/Redetermination for CalFresh, CalWORKs, and CAPI programs that are due for the month of March 2020 through May 2020 will not be required at this time. This will not impact your benefits and you will continue to receive your benefits uninterrupted. 

Espanol: Debido a COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Reportes Periódicos (SAR-7) y Recertificación/Redeterminación para los programas de CalFresh, CalWORKs, y CAPI que vencen desde el mes de marzo de 2020 hasta mayo de 2020 no serán requeridos en este momento. Esto no afectará sus beneficios y usted continuará recibiendo sus beneficios sin interrupción. Customers can access their benefits online through the C4 Yourself website or by calling the Customer Service Center at (877) 410-8827.

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