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Immigration Resources

"As an Agency, we believe public benefits help strengthen families and serve the public good. We also believe everyone, regardless of citizenship status, should have access to health care, nutrition, affordable housing, and essential services that benefit the community."

~ Lori A. Cox
Social Services Agency, Director

Did you know?

In Alameda County

  • 31% of county residents are foreign born
  • 43% speak a language other than english at home
  • 1 in 2 children have a foreign-born parent

Important to Remember

  • Rules for public benefits have not changed.
  • Information given to SSA in confidential and only used to determine benefit eligibility.
  • Individuals and families may continue to apply for benefits and services are needed.


Board of Supervisors Letters/Presentations

Public Charge

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • SSA Public Charge FAQ, Aug. 14, 2019

Public Benefits and Services

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Local, State and Federal Partners

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