Benefit Details
Colorado Works
Managing Agency Colorado

Program Description

The Colorado Works Program serves low-income families with children by providing income assistance and supportive services to help participants become and remain self-sufficient. Colorado Works is the new program that replaced the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) and JOBS programs. Benefits may be provided for single and two parent families, pregnant women, and relatives caring for minor children. Colorado Works benefits are available to parents with children who are working or involved in a work preparedness activity.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Colorado, either pregnant or responsible for a child under 19 years of age, a U.S. national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident, have low or very low income, and be either under-employed (working for very low wages), unemployed or about to become unemployed.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Program Contact Information

You can find more on Colorado Works by visiting the program website at:
For specific inquiries about the program, please contact the state Department of Human Services office at: 303-866-5700
Or send an e-mail to: