Colorado Department of Human Services

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  Welcome to Employment and Benefits Division

The division focus on two program components. One of the program sections is designed to support stability through benefits and services and the other has a focus on stability through employment.

 

Stability Through Benefits and Services – this section has county facing responsibilities to include an array of activities designed to ensure benefits are provided to Colorado’s most vulnerable citizens. Specific areas of responsibility include policy development and interpretation, technical assistance, program monitoring, timeliness and accuracy.  Program specialists are cross trained to provide support for both Colorado Works and Adult Financial programs. Services may include specific grants such as the Personal Responsibility Education Program and/or specific initiatives for targeted populations such as non-custodial parents, the elderly, children, specified caretakers and the disabled.

Stability Through Employment – this newly formed section supports the activities and efforts that lead to employment preparation, entry and retention. Employment related outcomes will be achieved using a variety of employment strategies including but not limited to sector based strategies, coordination with Workforce Centers and the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, labor market information, vocational education, professionally recognized certifications and career pathways.

 

 Colorado Works:

  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Adult Financial:

  • Aid to the Needy Disabled (AND)
  • Aid to the Blind (AB)
  • Aid to the Needy Disabled Alcohol and Drug Addition (ADAD)
  • AND-Colorado Supplement
  • Old Age Pension (OAP)
  • Old Age Pension Health and Medical
  • Adult Foster
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Employment and Benefits is rewriting certain policies to simplify and streamline the program.

 

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