Benefits

Benefits

Tulare County HHSA offers a wide array of benefits that can help you with food, housing, employment, health care, and numerous other areas of need. Click on the categories below to see what benefits you might qualify for.

CalFresh (Nutrition Assistance)
CalFresh (Nutrition Assistance)

CalFresh benefits help low-income households supplement their food budgets to buy nutritious foods.

CalWORKs (Cash Aid)
CalWORKs (Cash Aid)

The CalWORKs (California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids) program provides temporary cash assistance to families with children to help pay for necessities like clothing, housing, and food.

Employment Services
Employment Services

The Employment Services Program helps CalWORKs individuals prepare for and obtain employment. The program provides supportive services to help eligible program participants meet their Welfare to Work (WTW) requirements.

General Assistance
General Assistance

The General Assistance (GA) program provides temporary cash aid to adults who cannot support themselves, do not receive other public funds, and are ineligible for any other assistance programs.

Indigent Cremation Program
Indigent Cremation Program

When a Tulare County resident without burial funds passes away, the County may be able to help. To receive these services, the person's entire household must earn less than the federal poverty level.

Medi-Cal
Medi-Cal

Medi-Cal is California's name for the Federal program Medicaid.
Medi-Cal provides no- or low-cost healthcare for individuals, families with children, the elderly, persons with disabilities, foster care, pregnant women, and persons with specific diseases such as tuberculosis, breast cancer, or HIV/AIDS.

Senior Information & Assistance
Senior Information & Assistance

The Information & Assistance program is your gateway to finding senior services in Tulare County. We provide quick information and referrals to local services as well as guidance on state and federal services.

SSI Advocacy
SSI Advocacy

If you find it difficult and confusing to apply for or submit appeals to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), call the SSI Advocacy Program - staff can help you.

Tulare County Medical Services (TCMS)
Tulare County Medical Services (TCMS)

The TCMS program helps pay for medical care for Tulare County residents with low income who are uninsured, do not qualify for the Medi-Cal program, and are unable to pay their medical expenses on their own.

Veterans Services Office (VSO)
Veterans Services Office (VSO)

The Veterans Services office is dedicated to serving Tulare County veterans and their families. Many veterans are unaware of the services and benefits they could be receiving, and others need help to understand the paperwork required to file claims.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

WIC is designed to help pregnant women, new mothers, and young children eat well and stay healthy. WIC provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to health care and social services.


Agency News

2018 Walk with a Doc Program

2018 Walk with a Doc Program

Walk with a Doc is a free community outreach program, which strives to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages. Each month a different health topic will be covered. 

Aging Services Programs Overview

Aging Services Programs Overview

If we are lucky, we will all grow old at some point in our lives. To help us handle the challenges that may affect us as we age, the HHSA Aging Services programs have a lot to offer. 

Adult Protective Services/Public Guardian

Adult Protective Services/Public Guardian

We all have the right to be treated with courtesy and respect and to be free of neglect and abuse. Adult Protective Services and the Public Guardian’s Office help to give the elderly and vulnerable the protection and care they need and deserve.