The Department of Public Social Services in Los Angeles County provides residents with services for cash assistance, elderly care, child care, nutrition and food services and job programs. Residents can register for services by completing a questionnaire to determine eligibility, registering for an account and submitting an application.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services has over 13,000 employees and is the second largest local social services agency in the United States as of 2015. Over 3.2 million residents of Los Angeles County are served and provided benefits for individuals and families.
The benefits offered by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services include CalFresh benefits, supportive and employment services through the welfare-to-work program and homeless and financial assistance through the CalWORKs program. There are also in-home support services for the elderly and disabled residents and health care programs that are a part of the Affordable Care Act. A general relief program is there for those who need financial assistance.
Over 500,000 people have applied for health care benefits through the Los Angeles County DPSS due to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. DPSS has an online system where customers can access their accounts, apply for benefits and update any changes in their current situation.