Filing an Application
|Mail / Fax
|120 N Main St.
Alturas, CA 96101
Don’t wait to File an Application
If you do not have all of the information to complete the application, just complete what you can! You may file an application with just your name, address and signature. An Eligibility Worker can assist you in finishing the application.
You have a right to receive a paper copy of application information you submit electronically. Ask your worker if you would like a paper copy of your application.
You have a right to file an application on the date you contact the county. The date your application is received can impact when you start receiving benefits for Health Care programs and how much benefits you receive for CalFresh and CalWORKs.
For CalFresh, it can take up to 30 days to process your application. You may be able to get benefits within 3 calendar days if you meet certain criteria. Your application will be reviewed to see if it meets criteria to be processed within 3 calendar days. If you think you may meet the criteria to have your application processed within 3 days, please ask an Eligibility Worker. If an Eligibility Worker reviews your application and determines you are not entitled to expedited processing, you may ask for an in-person meeting with an Eligibility Supervisor to review this decision.