California residents can get information on how to apply for food, cash, and medical assistance by using CalWIN’s MyBenefits page. The MyBenefits is a community-based organization that offers information on assistance programs such as health insurance, cash aid, food assistance, and medical programs. Registered users can have access to different public assistance programs available in California states that are served by CalWIN. Some of the programs are Medi-Cal, CalWORKs, Foster Care, and Food Stamps. Through the CalWIN website, residents can submit their required reports and renew their benefits online.
CalWIN is a real-time computer program which has been used in 18 different California counties since 2005. It replaced CDS, a system that lacked the necessary automation for tracking federal requirements. Like CDS, CalWIN was purchased from Electronic Data Systems, an IT company. CalWIN was originally developed by Deloitte Consulting. It processes benefits and eligibility determination, application registration, case maintenance, and statistical reporting. Its main goal is to promote more automation, but it still requires manual intervention to prevent errors. One of the goals of CalWIN is to reduce reliance on paperwork or “hand-offs” between its beneficiaries and workers from different agencies. It also aims to streamline office automation by relieving workers of redundant office operations.
How to Apply for Benefits at MyBenefits CalWIN
Follow these steps to have your own MyBenefits account:
- Create an account by clicking on the MyBenefits home page link below.
- Click on the “Create A MyBenefits Account” link at the top right section of the page.
- On the next page that will load, select your county of residence by clicking on your respective county from the list.
- If you select a county served by CalWIN, you can proceed to the next step which is supplying your personal information. Enter your first and last name in the first and third boxes. You can choose not to include your middle initial.
- Click on the Continue button to proceed.
- Fill out your desired sign in information on the next page.
- Click on the Continue button once more.
- Enter the required information on the page that will load, and then click on the Continue button to proceed.
- Finally, confirm your account details.
MyBenefits Home Page – https://www.mybenefitscalwin.org/