Employment and Benefit Services Division

Assistance Programs provide benefits to low-income adults and families. Staff works with clients to determine eligibility for assistance and provide referrals for related services.

Immigration and DACA Resources

Find answers to questions regarding public benefits and immigration.

Electronic Benefit Cards - EBT

Check your account balance, find retailers and free ATM locations at www.ebt.ca.gov.

Apply For Or Manage Your Benefits

Our Benefit Representatives will assist you to obtain the benefits and coverage for which you are eligible.

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Customer Service Center Locations

  • 1020 Emeline Ave., Santa Cruz
  • 18 West Beach St., Watsonville
  • Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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