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Public Assistance and Benefit Programs


The CalFresh program provides monthly benefits to help low-income individuals or families purchase healthy and nutritious food.


The Cal-Learn program helps pregnant and parenting teens to attend and graduate from high school or its equivalent.


​California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) is a cash aid program for low-income families to meet their basic needs.

General Assistance (GA)

General Assistance provides temporary cash assistance for Yolo County residents who have exhausted all other means of support.


Medi-Cal provides public health insurance for California residents who have limited resources and income.


Medicare is a federal health care insurance system for people over 65 years of age and for certain younger people with disabilities.

Social Security Retirement Benefits

Federal program that pays monthly benefits to retired workers and their spouses who have, during their working years, paid social security taxes.

State Unemployment Insurance

State program that pays benefits to workers who have lost their job and meet the program’s eligibility requirements.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

Federal program that pays benefits to individuals with disabilities and certain family members, based on the individual’s work history and payment of social security taxes.

State Disability Insurance (SDI)

State program that provides short-term Disability Insurance and Paid Family Leave wage replacement benefits to eligible workers who need time off work due to non-work-related illness or injury, pregnancy, or childbirth.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Federal program that pays benefits to individuals with disabilities based on financial need.

Veteran Benefits Assistance

Benefits and programs available to individuals based on their military service.

Welfare to Work

The Welfare-to-Work program provides education, employment, and training programs and support services to help CalWORKs families get jobs and move towards self-sufficiency.

Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

​WIC is a supplemental food, nutrition education, and breastfeeding support program serving low to moderate-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, and infants/children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk.

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