Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

DHSH Non-Needy Relative, In Loco Parentis, and Legal Guardian Grant

The Legal Guardian Program provides medical and cash assistance for children who are living with a legal guardian. Adults who act “in loco parentis” or in the place of a parent may also be eligible.

To apply for benefits you must:

  • Complete an application for benefits.
  • Cooperate with the collection of child support unless it is unsafe to do so.
  • Sign over child support rights to DSHS.
  • Complete an interview.


418 S Main Street, Colfax, WA 99111

  • Cash Assistance
  • Counties Served
  • Whitman County
  • Ages Served
  • All Ages
  • Populations Served
  • Families
  • General Population