Colorado Works/TANF

Colorado Works/Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) is a federal program that provides cash assistance to qualifying families of at least one parent and one child while they are preparing for, looking for and/or maintaining employment. Grandparents or other relatives may qualify to receive TANF cash assistance for children under their care.

If you are approved for TANF, you will be asked to participate in a work-related activity. The required number of hours per week will be determined by the age of your children and whether or not you are in a two-parent household. Work activities include:

  • Approved education programs or job skills training
  • Volunteer work or community service
  • Job readiness and job search
  • Full and part-time employment

Aid to Needy Disabled (AND)

Cash assistance for individuals under age 60, living with a disability lasting six months or longer that prevents them from working.

Individuals receiving the AND benefit are also eligible for the Disability Navigator Program - a program that helps AND recipients receive a higher cash value by applying to the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit. Learn more here.

Aid to the Blind

Provides financial assistance to low-income people of any age who meet the social security definition of blindness.

Old Age Pension (OAP)

Provides assistance and health care benefits for low-income individuals age 60 and over.

Medicare Savings Programs (MSP)

Programs that may pay for your Medicare A & B premiums and/or co-pays and deductibles.

Burial Assistance

Provides financial assistance to help pay for funeral, burial and/or cremation costs for individuals whose estates are insufficient. View the Burial Assistance webpage for more information.

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Our Locations:

  • Fort Collins - 1501 Blue Spruce Drive
  • Loveland - 200 Peridot Avenue
  • Estes Park - 1601 Brodie Avenue