Apply for Public Assistance

Aging and Social Services administers various federal, state, and local government programs designed to provide temporary cash aid, food assistance, and health insurance for eligible low-income Inyo County residents.

For more information, click on any of the links below or contact our office.

Bishop Office: 920 N. Main St., (760) 872-1394

Lone Pine Office: 380 N. Mt. Whitney, (760) 876-5545

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CalFresh is also known as the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). CalFresh is a program for low-income families and individuals that meet certain income guidelines. CalFresh benefits help supplement your food budget and allow families and individuals to buy nutritious food. 

CalFresh benefits are accessed by using an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card. An EBT card is used the same way you would use a debit or ATM card. Eligibility and the amount of CalFresh benefits issued depend on your household size, income and certain living expenses.

CalFresh Food Benefits can now be Used Online to Purchase Groceries at Select Retailers ENGLISH  |  SPANISH

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CalWORKs is designed to transition people from welfare to work. It provides temporary cash assistance to eligible families with minor children, to move families with children from dependency to self-sufficiency through employment.

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General Assistance / General Relief

General Assistance/Relief provides temporary cash assistance for eligible county residents who have no other means of support. Any aid received must be repaid to the county. Completed hours of required Job Training may count toward repayment of the debt.

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Medi-Cal Program

Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid health care program. This program pays for a variety of medical services for children and adults with limited income and resources.

Report Fraud

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Inyo County Health & Human Services asks that anyone suspecting CalWORKs, Cal Fresh, General Assistance/Relief, or Medi-Cal fraud, waste, or abuse  call our Fraud line at 760-873-3305. You may report fraud 24 hours a day. The call is free and the caller may remain anonymous.

If you prefer to email your complaint to our office, click here.