Aid to the Blind (AB)
The Aid to the Blind (AB) program provides cash assistance to low-income Colorado residents, age 18 and over, who have at least a six-month total disability that precludes them from working.
Aid to the Needy Disabled (AND)
Aid to the Needy Disabled (AND) provides cash assistance to low-income Coloradans with a disability that prevents work, as documented by a licensed physician.
Colorado Works (CO Works)
In Colorado, the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program is known as Colorado Works. It is a cash assistance program designed to assist eligible families with very low incomes to attain economic security by promoting job preparation, work, and family stabilization. Applicants who are either pregnant or have at least one child, and who meet other eligibility requirements, can receive monthly cash assistance payments, help with emergency household expenses, and/or services such as counseling, training, and employment assistance. The Colorado Works Program operates in all 64 counties and is delivered locally through each county's department of human or social services.
Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
LEAP is designed to help low-income households with winter home heating costs. The program operates from November 1 through April 30 each year. Eligible households receive one benefit per program year. Since LEAP is not intended to pay the entire costs of home heating, it is important to keep current with payment of your heating bill.
Old Age Pension (OAP)
The Old Age Pension (OAP) program provides monthly cash and medical assistance to Coloradans aged 60 years or older.