Last Updated: January 05, 2018

Assistance Dog Special Allowance Program

California Department of Social Services Office of Services to the Blind 744 P ST
MS 8-16-94
Sacramento, CA 95814

TEL: 916-657-2628

FAX: 916-653-4001

Languages Spoken:
Program Website

Services Provided

Eligibility Guidelines

  • Living Expenses
  • Resident of California
  • Diagnosis of blindness, deafness/hard of hearing, or a disability
  • Receiving benefits from one or more of the following: Supplemental Security Income (SSI), State Supplementary Payment (SSP), In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS), Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI), or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)


Blindness, Disability, Deafness, Hearing Loss

Program Details

Provides financial assistance to California residents who use the services of a trained guide, signal, or service dog.

Application Process

Application Link

  • Contact the program or download application.