Adult & Aging Services
Cash Assistance Programs
Child Support Enforcement
Food Assistance Programs
Medical Assistance Programs
Home Care Allowance (HCA)
Home care allowance (HCA) provides cash assistance to elderly and disabled individuals for
services paid directly to a home care provider of the client's choice. The home care provider
assists the client with their activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, transfers,
supportive service such as money management, and appointment management. All services
under the HCA program are considered unskilled.
Income guidelines vary depending on age and severity of disability. Please contact Custer
County Human Services for more information by calling (719) 783-2371.
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 Social Security income, benefits, pensions, etc.)
- Proof of resources (bank statements, individual retirement account, stocks, bonds, life insurance, burial policies, etc.)
- Social Security card
Application Process Period
HCA applications will be processed within 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)