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Public Charge Policy Changes

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently published final rule changes that could apply to people who receive specific public benefits. DSHS has reviewed the rules and wants to provide accurate, reliable information for individuals and families who may be impacted by these changes. Read more here.

A Guide to Services

Local Community Services Offices (CSO) provide many DSHS services.   Your local CSO can provide you with details  about these services and how to apply for them.

This web-site can also help you to:

Community Services Division provides programs to support the Mission of the Department of Social and Health Services. When we provide services, we work diligently to honor our commitment to our customers.

Apply Online -- DSHS Online Application for Benefits

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The Earned Income Tax Credit (or EITC) is for people who earn low-to-moderate incomes. EITC can reduce a worker's taxes and result in a refund. This means working families and individuals in Washington can keep more of what they earn. After January 15 Call 2-1-1 or 1-877-211-9274 Ask for Free Tax Prep.