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Public Benefits


These organizations may provide assistance finding and obtaining benefits. Contact these organizations directly for more information about the services provided.

2-1-1 Sacramento - dial 2-1-1 on your phone
Services provided: referrals in many languages to help you find employment and training, housing information, financial assistance, children's services, senior services, food programs, health care services, and more.

VLSP Employment Law Clinic
501 12th St., Sacramento
Services provided: advice on the denial of unemployment benefits and other employment disputes. Call for an appointment. Income restrictions apply.

Legal Services of Northern California
515 12th Street, Sacramento
Services provided: assistance for workers whose unemployment claims have been denied.
Call at 8:30 a.m. for same-day appointment.

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Most public benefit agencies have forms on their websites. Find their websites using these directories.  

California Agency Directory:

A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies

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