- Human Services
- Food, Financial and Medical Benefits
Food, Financial and Medical Benefits
Important notice: SNAP emergency allotments ending
All Coloradans who receive SNAP benefits will see a reduction in their monthly benefit amount after February. The temporary additional benefit amounts (emergency allotments) that were approved by Congress during the COVID-19 pandemic are ending due to the result of recent congressional action.
You can get real-time information on your case and get answers to other SNAP questions by calling 1-800-816-4451.
Learn more about what this means for you and find useful tips and resources
Important notice: Health First Colorado/CHP+ ChangesAutomatic renewals for medical assistance are changing. Learn more
Office hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EBT card issuance hours are 8:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Call Center hours 8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Use PEAK to apply for or manage your medical, food, cash, early childhood assistance or other State of Colorado benefits. Visit ColoradoPEAK.
We have recently received reports of EBT fraud and are reaching out to our cardholders with a friendly reminder regarding the safety and security of your EBT card and PIN. As you are aware, the PIN is what keeps your card safe and secure. Although there are safeguards in place, cards can be skimmed or cloned, and anyone with access to your card can use it if they have your information. Please keep in mind that lost or stolen benefits cannot be replaced. And you can help protect your card with a few of easy steps:
- Change your PIN, a best practice is to change your PIN before getting your benefits each month. Call 1-888-328-2656 or 1-800-659-2656 (TTY).
- Create a strong PIN that only you know
- Avoid using easily identifiable PINs such as 1234 or 1111
You can also protect your benefits by freezing your EBT card to prevent new purchases, PIN changes, and ATM transactions. You can freeze and unfreeze your card at any time by:
- Logging into your ebtEDGE Mobile App on your smartphone
- Logging into the Cardholder Portal (ebtedge.com)
If you have any questions or need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact EBT customer service at 1-888-328-2656 or 1-800-659-2656 (TTY). You may also visit Colorado State EBT.
PEAK Chatbot Gets You Quick Answers
Need help signing into PEAK, making a payment or more? No matter your schedule, PEAK Chatbot is ready 24/7 to get you answers, fast. Simply visit ColoradoPEAK and click on the Chat button in the lower right corner of your screen.
The Community Support Services Division connects citizens to a wide variety of state and federal assistance programs. These include food, financial and medical benefits for low-income families and individuals, including children, the elderly and disabled.
- Child Care Assistance
- Financial Assistance
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Heat / Energy Assistance
- Medical Assistance
Classes and Workshops: Free resources and support programs for clients receiving services in Arapahoe County Human Services.
We incorporate the two-generation (2Gen) approach with each family which addresses the needs of child and their parents together to ensure that they are set on a path to permanent economic security. Learn more about the Two-Generation approach.