Cash Assistance Programs

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Cash

If an illness, an accident, or a job loss has your resources running low, let us help you get back on your feet and create your own path to a stable and well future.

Our staff will work with you to see if you qualify for any type of cash assistance, and connect you to community resources that can help you reach your goals.

Many of our programs can help you be financially independent.

Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)/Colorado Works (CW):

Colorado Works (CW)/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is a federal program that provides cash assistance to needy families with dependent children. Through Colorado Works, income-qualified families receive monthly cash assistance payments to help with emergency household expenses and get support in preparing for and finding work.


Colorado Works/ TANF Program requirements:
If you receive cash assistance from Colorado Works, you’ll be required to look for a job or be involved in a work activity. Work activities can include some approved education or job skills training programs, volunteer work or community service, job readiness and job search activities, and full and part-time employment. Your case manager can help you identify qualifying activities and will work with you to help you reach your goals, such as finding full-time work or advancing your education.
Income guidelines:

Number of Dependent ChildrenCaretaker One  Parent Caretaker Two  Parent Caretakers
00253357
1117331439
2245421533
3368510628
4490650716
5587697787
6678770861
7755844937
88309201009
99049921082
1097710651155
 Each additional member $67Each additional member $67Each additional member $67

How to apply:

Online: 

Use the Colorado Food and Medical Assistance Application in the PDF Download link below, fax, mail, or bring into the office.  Aid to the Needy Disabled is listed under Cash Programs- Adult Financial


PDF Download: Print and fill out PDF application- Use the PDF download link below, fax, mail, or bring into the office.
Please make sure you sign the application. We cannot process any applications without a signature.

 

Applicants will be scheduled for an intake appointment and must attend an appointment; this will include an overview of the Colorado Works/TANF requirements and an assessment to determine your employment plan. NEW Colorado Works/TANF applicant appointments are by schedule only. Once an application is turned in, an appointment will be scheduled at that time with the front desk.

Note:  Your TANF/CW interview will include the determination of eligibility for the Food Assistance and Medicaid programs. 

Aid to the Needy and Disabled (AND)

If you have a physical, intellectual, or developmental disability, we offer support to help you maintain your health, safety, and independence.

The Aid to the Needy Disabled (AND) program provides financial assistance to low-income Colorado residents age 18 to 59 who have at least a six-month total disability that precludes them from working.

The Aid to the Blind (AB) program serves people under age 60 who have at least a six-month total disability that precludes them from working. The goal of the program is to provide interim financial assistance while waiting for approval of Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Medical assistance is not provided under this program.

In Colorado, AND financial benefits are accessed through an EBT Quest Card, which works like a debit card at a grocery store checkout counter or ATM and is kept secure with a private pin number.


Aid to the Needy and Disabled (AND) Program requirements:

  • Meet the age requirements: 18 to 59 for AND and under 60 for AB
  • Meet the income limit of $217
  • Meet the resource limit of $2,000 for an individual or $3,000 for a married couple
  • Be certified by a Colorado licensed doctor as being disabled for at least six months without any work capacity
    • For AND, Med-9 form signed by physician sustaining a disability
    • For AB, AB-5 for signed by optometrist or ophthalmologist.
  • Applicants/recipients must apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Must meet the income and resource limit
  • Be a resident of Montezuma County
  • Be a U.S. Citizen, a naturalized citizen, or an eligible legal resident

How to apply:

Online: 

Use the Colorado Food and Medical Assistance Application in the PDF Download link below, fax, mail, or bring it into the office.  Old Age Pension is listed under Cash Programs-Adult Financial.


PDF Download: Print and fill out PDF application- Use the PDF download link below, fax, mail, or bring into the office.
Please make sure you sign the application. We cannot process any applications without a signature.

Please note that the Aid to the Needy Disabled program requires an in-person interview before eligibility can be determined. Interviews are by schedule only, once the application is turned in, an appointment will be scheduled at that time with the front desk.

Old Age Pension (OAP)

Old Age Pension (OAP) provides financial assistance to residents ages 60 or older with little or no income and may provide medical assistance for eligible applicants. Eligibility and the benefit amount are based upon the individual’s income and resources.  OAP provides financial assistance up to $809 per month. Any other income, such as Social Security benefits, Supplemental Security Income, Veteran’s Assistance, etc. may reduce the amount of OAP benefits.

In Colorado, OAP benefits are accessed through an EBT Quest Card, which works like a debit card at a grocery store checkout counter or ATM and is kept secure with a private pin number.

 


Old Age Pension (OAP) Program requirements:

  • Be 60 years of age or older
  • Meet the income limit of $809
  • Meet the resource limit of $2,000 for an individual or $3,000 for a married couple
  • Be a citizen, a naturalized citizen, or an eligible legal resident of the United States
  • Be a Montezuma County resident

How to apply:

Online: 

Use the Colorado Food and Medical Assistance Application in the PDF Download link below, fax, mail, or bring it into the office.  Old Age Pension is listed under Cash Programs-Adult Financial.


PDF Download: Print and fill out PDF application- Use the PDF download link below, fax, mail, or bring into the office.
Please make sure you sign the application. We cannot process any applications without a signature.

Please note that the Old Age Pension program requires an in-person interview before eligibility can be determined. Interviews are by schedule only, once the application is turned in, an appointment will be scheduled at that time with the front desk.

Home Care Allowance (HCA)

Home Care Allowance provides cash assistance to elderly and disabled individuals for services paid directly to a home care provider of the client’s choice. The cash helps clients remain in their homes while getting service from the home care provider to assist in their daily living and activities such as bathing, dressing, transfers, meal preparation, laundry, and shopping.  Home care providers also provide support services such as money management and appointment management.


Home Care Allowance (HCA) Program requirements:

  • Must be receiving SSI or AND
  • Income limits vary depending on age and disability- Contact office for more information
  • Meet the resource limit of $2,000 for an individual or $3,000 for a married couple
  • Be a citizen, a naturalized citizen, or an eligible legal resident of the United States
  • Be a Montezuma County resident

How to apply:

Online: 

Use the Colorado Food and Medical Assistance Application in the PDF Download link below, fax, mail, or bring it into the office.  Home Care Allowance is listed under Cash Programs-Adult Financial.


PDF Download: Print and fill out PDF application- Use the PDF download link below, fax, mail, or bring into the office.
Please make sure you sign the application. We cannot process any applications without a signature.

Please note that the Home Care Allowance program requires an in-person interview before eligibility can be determined. Interviews are by schedule only, once the application is turned in, an appointment will be scheduled at that time with the front desk.