Community Assistance - Economic and Medical Assistance Services
Economic and Medical Assistance Services (EMAS) Overview
The mission of the Economic and Medical Assistance Services unit within the Community Assistance Division is to provide financial and medical assistance to help low-income families and individuals, including children, the elderly and disabled become and remain self-sufficient. Services include:
- Provide short-term temporary financial assistance to help low-income households with home winter heating costs.
- Assist low-income households with purchasing food products.
- Provide income assistance and supportive services to low-income families with children to help participants become and remain self-sufficient.
- Provide assistance with health insurance coverage for low-income families with children.
- Provide financial and medical assistance services to elderly and disabled adults
Programs and Services
Aid to the Blind is a financial assistance program that provides cash assistance to eligible low-income Colorado residents, who from birth are determined disabled due to blindness.
Aid to the Needy and Disabled (AND) is a financial assistance program for eligible low-income Colorado residents who are temporarily or permanently unable to work due to a disability condition.
Burial Assistance is a financial assistance program which provides cash assistance to eligible low income Colorado residents to help with the cost of funeral, burial or cremation.
Childcare Assistance Program (CCAP) is a financial assistance program that is available to eligible low-income Colorado families who are working, looking for work or in training, and families receiving Colorado Works/TANF in need of childcare services.
Colorado Quest Card / EBT Card is similar to a debit card. If approved, your benefits will be electronically transferred on your Colorado Quest Card. You may use your card at an ATM or other vendors that accept the Quest Card.
Colorado Works / Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is a financial assistance program which provides cash assistance to low-income eligible Colorado families, and pregnant women..
Food Assistance, formerly known as Food Stamps, assists eligible low-income Colorado residents or families with the cost of purchasing food.
General Assistance (GA) is a financial assistance program which provides emergency financial assistance to eligible low-income Colorado residents who meet the eligibility criteria, which can be used to assist with the cost of rent, transportation, prescriptions, utility bills and burials/cremations.
Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) provides eligible low-income Colorado residents with assistance to pay a portion of their home heating bill during the winter months.
Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) provides assistance with medical expenses for eligible low-income Colorado families and pregnant women.
Medicare Savings Plan (MSP) is a financial assistance program available to eligible low-income Colorado residents who currently receive Medicare.
Old Age Pension (OAP) provides financial assistance to eligible low-income Colorado residents who are 60 years of age or older.
Telephone Assistance Program (Lifeline) pays a portion of the monthly basic the telephone costs for Colorado eligible residents, if their existing telephone company participates in the program,
To get started, our office must receive a completed application:
We are located in the Human Services building at:
900 Jefferson County Parkway
Golden, Colorado 80401
Download the Application for Assistance
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Last Modified: Feb 6, 2012 02:04 PM