Promoting and protecting the health and safety of all Idahoans

Apply for services

Whether you are applying for benefits for the first time, or applying for additional services for you family, we’re here to help!

We utilize a single, comprehensive application for all Self-Reliance programs. When applying you can choose exactly which programs you'd like to be considered for, and which household members need assistance. Explore more information below on how to apply for services.


Step 1: Review Application Requirements

Before applying for services, see if you are eligible by reviewing each program's criteria and income limits. The programs all have different income limits and some have other household requirements.

After determining if you are eligible, review a copy of the application to see what information we need from you.


Step 2: Gather Information and Documents

The application ask a lot of information about you and member of your household. Before starting your application, gather the information and verification documents you'll need. 

Doing this beforehand will make the application much easier and supplying us with your verification documents with your application means we can process your eligibility much faster.


Step 3: Complete and Submit Your Application

After doing the preparation work, all there's left to do is complete the application. There are several ways to apply, depending on what is easiest for you.

Regardless of how you apply, once your application is submitted, you can follow the progress by logging into idalink, Idaho's online self-service website for benefit programs.

Ways to apply


Office icon for applying at a local office.

Apply at a local office

 Apply online for Health Coverage Assistance
 Apply by phone
Mail icon for applying by mail.

Apply by mail

Fax icon for applying by fax.

Apply by fax