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Seniors and Persons with Disabilities

DPSS services tailored to support our senior population and persons with disabilities.

In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)
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In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) helps pay for services provided to eligible persons who are 65 years of age or over, or legally blind, or disabled adults and children, so they can remain safely in their own homes. IHSS is considered an alternative to out-of-home care such as nursing homes or board and care facilities.

Restaurant Meals Program
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The Restaurant Meals Program allows homeless, disabled, and elderly (age 60 and over) receiving CalFresh benefits to use their Golden State Advantage (EBT) cards to purchase meals from participating restaurants.

Countywide Benefits Entitlement Services Team (CBEST)
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The Countywide Benefits Entitlement Services Team (CBEST)  formerly The Supplemental Security Income Medi-Cal Advocacy Program (SSIMAP) which provides physically and mentally disabled General Relief (GR) participants with assistance through the SSI application process.

 

General Relief (GR)
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General Relief (GR) is a County-funded program that provides cash aid to indigent adults, and children in certain special circumstances who are ineligible for federal or State programs. Able-bodied adults can receive aid for no more than nine months in any 12-month period. Participation in the GR employment and training program, General Relief Opportunities for Work (GROW), is mandatory for able-bodied adults.