Last Updated: July 06, 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, Deafness, Disability - Physical, 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.