Assistance for Adults


Food Assistance
  • Check your eligibility/benefits with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Pre-Screening Eligibility Tool 
  • Food Assistance is a program to assist with the cost of food. Anyone may apply.
  • If you are eligible, you must receive your benefits within certain time frames (see Processing Time).
  • If you need food right away and you meet certain guidelines, you may be eligible to expedited Food Assistance.

Food Eligibility Guidelines

  • Individuals and/or families can get Food Assistance if they meet certain income requirements, click here to find out income requirements.
  • Examples of income are money you get from employment, child support, unemployment or Social Security.
  • The person or family also cannot have more than $2,000 in resources.
  • If the household has elderly and/or disabled members, then they cannot have more than $3,000 in resources.
    • Examples of resources are money in your bank accounts, your retirement plans or investments.
    • Income and resources from your husband/wife (legally married or common law) and children count.
  • Households with resources that do not exceed $100 and who have less than $150 in gross monthly income in the month of application may be able to get their application processed faster.
Financial Assistance
  • Aid to the Blind (AB) provides financial assistance to low-income people of any age who meet the social security definition of blindness.
  • Aid to the Needy Disabled (AND) provides financial assistance to low-income people over age 18 who have total disability lasting six months or longer that prevents them from working.
  • Home Care Allowance (HCA) provides financial assistance to elderly and disabled individuals for services paid directly to a home care provider of the client’s choice.
  • Old Age Pension provides financial help for residents age 60 or older with little or no income.
  • Adult Foster Care (AFC) provides a cash assistance program for individuals that need protective oversight on a 24-hour basis.
Medical Assistance
  • Connect for Health Colorado is Colorado’s Health Insurance Marketplace to apply for financial assistance to help reduce your costs and get access to free, in-person help available statewide.
  • Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program) is program is for low-income eligible adults.
    • Eligibility is based on citizenship, legal residence, and household income.
    • Provides medical benefits including inpatient and outpatient hospital, physician services, child checks-up, immunizations, vision care, including prescription glasses, prescription drugs, dental and mental health care.
    • For adults over age 21 dental and vision benefits may be limited and may incur co-pay for services.
  • Old Age Pension (OAP) provides Medicaid for eligible applicants age 60 or older.
  • Long-Term Care (LTC) provides assistance to individuals who are Medicaid eligible and need help to pay for services in their home or medical facility for more than 30 days.
  • Medicare Cost Savings Program (QMB, SLMB. QI-1) provides assistance for individuals receiving Medicare Part A.
  • Emergency Medicaid provides assistance for non-citizens who need help with an emergency medical expense.
Getting Started
  • You may file an application one of three ways:
    • Pick-up an application at the Saguache County Department of Human Services.
    • Complete an application online.
    • Print your own application here or have an application mailed to you by calling (719) 655-2537.
  • Benefits will be paid from the filing date. The filing date is the date your application is received.
  • You must have an interview, the interview may be over the phone.