County of Marin Health and Human Services



Marin County’s Health and Human Services, Public Assistance office will experience computer system and Call Center down time for system maintenance on FRIDAY 9/24/21. If you need assistance or would like to apply for benefits, please contact the office before 9/24/21. Services will resume on Monday, 9/27/21 at 8:00am.

California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) is a cash assistance program that helps families with children who are deprived of parental support due to unemployment, absence, disability, or death of a parent. Eligibility for the program depends on residency, citizenship, age, income, resources/assets, family composition and other factors. This program provides qualified applicants with monthly cash assistance and employment services to become self-sufficient.


  • Marin County resident.
  • Must pass income and property requirements and depends on family composition.
  • See if you apply at

Application Process

Apply in person or start the application online at An in-person interview is required to complete the application.  To help expedite the application process, please submit the following items along with your application:

  • Picture identification card
  • Social Security card
  • Medicare card or other health insurance card
  • Proof of citizenship or immigration status (birth certificate, passport, immigration card or VISA)
  • Proof of address (lease, rent receipt, utility bill)
  • Proof of income (paystubs, Federal income tax return with all attachments for self-employed, unemployment or disability payments, cash gifts or loans received)
  • Verification of property/assets (checking, savings, IRA or retirement account statements, car registration(s), land owned, etc.)
  • Additional verification may be requested

For additional information about the program please visit the California Department of Social Services website at

UPCOMING CHANGES: Coming this September there’s a new and simple way to apply, renew, and access your benefits: @BenefitsCal. Learn more at