Adult & Aging Services
Cash Assistance Programs
Child Support Enforcement
Food Assistance Programs
Medical Assistance Programs
The Adult Medicaid Program provides medical insurance to persons over the age of 65 and
persons 64 years old and under with a disability. If you are under the age of 64 and do not have
dependent children, you must be determined blind or disabled by Social Security Administration
standards to qualify for Medicaid.
64 Years Old & Under
If you are eligible for supplemental security income (SSI) benefits, then you will automatically
receive Medicaid. If you have SSI benefits and have not been enrolled in Medicaid, please
contact the Custer County Department of Human Services. If you do not have SSI benefits,
you will need to apply for these benefits (through the Social Security Administration), in
addition to applying for Medicaid.
65 Years Old & Older
If you are age 65 or older and eligible for SSI and/or Old Age Pension (OAP) state
supplemental payments, you will be eligible for Medicaid.
How to Apply
Pick up an application from our office, call to have one mailed to you, or apply online.
Bring the completed application for assistance and all required documents into our
office. Applications cannot be processed without all required documents, which include:
- Proof of identity (driver's license, birth certificate, U.S. passport, military ID, etc.)
- Proof of income (pay stubs, verification of SSI benefits, pensions, etc.)
- Proof of expenses (child support paid, rent / mortgage, medical costs, etc.)
- Proof of resources (bank statements, individual retirement account, stocks, bonds, life insurance and burial policies, etc.)
Additionally, individuals 64 years old and younger, who have a disability, need to complete
the Medicaid Disability Application.
Application Process Period
Applications will be processed within 45-90 days from the date our office receives your
completed application and all required documents.
205 S. 6th Street
P.O. Box 929
Westcliffe, CO 81252
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm
Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline:
Application for Public Assistance. (Opens in PDF)