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Filing an Application
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  • Start the application process from anywhere using a secure internet location.
  • Sign in using your existing account or sign up for a new online application for CalFresh, CalWORKs or Health Care benefits.
  • You can pick up an application at our office located at:
    120 N Main Street
    Alturas, CA 96101.

  • Print the application from here: English or Spanish
  • Completed applications can be turned in to a receptionist or placed in drop off box during business hours. If office is closed, drop the application in the exterior drop off box at the building entrance.
  • Call our office at:
    to request an application or receive more information.
  • For CalFresh you may call toll free at:
  • Complete health care applications via phone at:
  • Fax your completed and signed Medi-Cal and CalFresh application to:
  • Send completed and signed applications by mail to:
1(530)233-6501 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.