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Step 1: Get an application
Online: Click here to apply
In-person: You can pick up an application in person, Monday – Friday, 8:00a.m. – 4:30p.m., at our office at the Castro Building, 1200 Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80204
If you live in zip codes 80205, 80206, 80207, 80216 and 80218, you can pick up an application at the East Satellite Office, 3815 Steele St., Denver, CO 80205.
If you live in the Montbello area (residence zip codes 80238, 80239, or 80249), you can pick up an application at our Montbello Satellite Office, 4685 Peoria St., Denver, CO 80239
Please fill out as much of the application as you can. At a minimum we will need to have your name, home street address, social security number, the benefits that you are applying for (see list on page 1 of the application), and signature on the application to begin the process (see page 8 of the application). If you need help or don't understand a question, a staff member at one of our offices can help you complete your application or you can call us at 720-944-3666.
If you return the application in person, you can make an appointment for an interview. If you return your application by mail, our office will contact you to schedule an appointment – please be sure to provide your phone number on the application. Your appointment may be conducted in person or over the telephone.
When you come to our office for an interview, please bring the following:
You will keep your original documents and we will make copies for our records.
PEAK is an online service you can use to determine your eligibility, apply for medical, food, cash assistance, and child care programs, check on your benefits and report changes.
If you would like to use our free, on-site childcare center during your application process, you may reserve a space by calling 720-944-2812.
Child Abuse Hotline
Statewide: 1-844-CO-4-Kids (264-5437)
or in Denver: 720-944-3000
Adult Protection Hotline
DHS Customer Service
Child Support Services
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