Benefits assistance

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The Colorado Department of Human Services helps ensure Coloradans have what they need to live a stable life now and in the future. We can help your family consistently put food on the table, heat your home, find livable-wage work, and afford basic necessities like rent, utilities, milk and diapers. If you need assistance in any of these areas, check out our benefits programs below.

CDHS runs several food assistance programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), to help Coloradans in need.

The Colorado Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) helps Colorado families and individuals pay for their home heating costs.

The Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) provides child care assistance to families who need help reaching self-sufficiency.

CDHS oversees several cash assistance programs to help eligible families and individuals with very low incomes become self-sufficient.

CDHS's Disability Determination Services (DDS) is the state agency that makes disability decisions for the federal Social Security program.

CDHS oversees several employment assistance programs to help individuals obtain training and employment to become self-sufficient.