Home Care Allowance (HCA)

Home care allowance (HCA) provides cash assistance to elderly and disabled individuals for services paid directly to a home care provider of the client’s choice. The home care provider assists the client with their activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, transfers, supportive service such as money management, and appointment management. All services under the HCA program are considered unskilled.


Income guidelines vary depending on age and severity of disability. Please contact Social Services for more information by calling 970-725-3331.

How to Apply

Pick up an application from our office, call to have one mailed to you, or print an application online. Bring the completed application for assistance and all required documents into our office. Applications cannot be processed without all required documents, which include:
  • Proof of identity (driver’s license, birth certificate, U.S. passport, military ID, etc.)
  • Proof of income (pay stubs, verification of Social Security income {SSI} benefits, pensions, etc.)
  • Proof of resources (bank statements, individual retirement account {IRA} / stocks / bonds, life insurance and burial policies)
  • Social Security number

Spanish applications are available.    

Application Process Period

HCA applications will be processed within 90 days from the date our office receives your completed application and all required documents.

More Information

Visit the Colorado Department of Human Services website for more information