Financial Assistance Programs
Colorado Works – Colorado's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program – provides cash assistance to families in need. It is designed to help families become self-sufficient by strengthening their economic and social stability. Through this program, individuals who are pregnant or have dependent children, and who meet other eligibility requirements, can receive monthly basic cash assistance (BCA) payments, help with emergency household expenses and services, such as counselling, and training.
Applications are available in English and Espanol. Use the Program Eligibility and Application Kit to check eligibility and apply online. If you already receive financial assistance you may check the status of your benefits by creating an online account through PEAK.
For more information, visit the Colorado WORKS website.
Old Age Pension (OAP)
Monthly cash benefits are provided to adults over the age of 60 whose income is below the state's standard. Only U.S. citizens or legal residents may be eligible.
Aid to the Needy Disabled (AND)
The AND Program provides a small cash assistance benefit to low-income Colorado residents ages 18-59 who have at least a six-month total disability that precludes them from working and who are not receiving Social Security Insurance benefits. Monthly cash benefits are provided until such time as a person is eligible for disability. Persons who are U.S. citizens or legal residents may be eligible.
Aid to the Blind (AB)
Monthly cash benefits are provided for adults who are legally blind and who do not receive Social Security Insurance benefits until such time as a person is eligible for disability through the Social Security Administration. U.S. citizens and legal residents may be eligible.
For information regarding Supplemental Security Income or applying for Social Security Disability, please visit the Social Security Administration website.