Colorado Works

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The Colorado Department of Human Services provides a brief overview of Colorado Works.

Each of Colorado's 64 counties operates its own Colorado Works program, so the procedures and rules vary. Contact your local county human services department to find out exactly what is available in your area.

Apply for Colorado Works

You can apply for Colorado Works:

You can use this same application to apply for Colorado Works, SNAP (formerly Food Stamps), Health First Colorado (Medicaid), cash assistance, Colorado's Old Age Pension, and other benefits programs.

Ticket to Work

Social Security’s Ticket to Work Program helps people with disabilities who get Social Security benefits re-enter the workforce and become more independent. The Ticket to Work Program offers free access to employment-related services, such as training, transportation, and vocational rehabilitation. You can call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY).

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