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In our post today, we’re going to walk you through the step-by-step process for creating a C4Yourself account. C4Yourself is an online benefits application for government programs in California. C4Yourself ( allows residents in select California counties to apply or manage government benefits. The C4Yourself website currently serves residents in the following California counties: Create an Account Help


The C4Yourself website can only be used by those residents living in the C4Yourseld approved counties listed above. If you currently live in Los Angeles County, you will use a different online application called Your Benefits Now for applying or managing your benefits. 

If you do not reside in Los Angeles County and your county is not approved for C4Yourself, you will use the online benefits application called MyBenefits CalWIN for application and management. For help on how to login to the MyBenefits CalWIN system, check out our post here.

For those residents that live in an approved C4Yourself county, you can use the C4Yourself website to do the following:

  • Apply for benefits online
  • Open a saved benefits application
  • Check the status of an application
  • Check the status of your benefits
  • View your documents
  • View your EBT Card balance

Currently, the C4Yourself website works with the following government benefit programs:

  • CalWORKS – California’s medical assistance program that offers free or low-cost health coverage to those adults and children with limited income and resources.


  • CalFresh – California’s food assistance program that provides monthly benefits to assist low-income households in purchasing the food they need to maintain adequate nutrition.


  • Medi-Cal – California’s Medicaid health care program that covers medical services for adults and children with limited income and resources.

For step-by-step instructions on the create an account process, please continue reading our post below. Create an Account Help


If you are a new user and currently do not have a C4Yourself login, you will have to create an account prior to submitting an online application for benefits or managing your existing benefits. To create an account on the C4Yourself online benefits portal, the first thing you need to do is visit the website at Once on the C4Yourself site, proceed by clicking the Login button on the homepage. The Login button is located at the very top right of the homepage (see image below). Login


Once you click the Login button, you will be directed to a new page where you’ll be asked whether you’re a New User or an Existing User. Please proceed to the New User section, located on the left-hand side of the page (see image below). Once at the New User section, continue by clicking the Register a New Account Here link. Create an Account


Once you click the Register a New Account Here link, you will be redirected to a Create User Account page. In order to create your account, you will have to provide some personal information, as well as answer a few questions.

Once on this page, please proceed by selecting your county from the drop-down menu. After doing so, you will be asked to create a Username and Password for your account. Be sure to meet the listed requirements when creating your Username and Password (see image below).

Before you complete account setup, you will also have to select two secret questions and answers for your account. Please select a question from the drop-down menu and proceed by typing your answer into the box below the question. Repeat this for the second question.

Once you have successfully completed all of the requested information on the Create User Account page, click the Next button. Create an Account


Once you’ve successfully completed account setup and have clicked the Next button, you will automatically be taken to the C4Yourself My Applications page (see image below). If you are automatically logged into your account, then you have successfully created your new C4Yourself account!

Be sure to save your Username and Password for future use. Once logged in, you can start a new application, view your documents, view your benefits, view your messages, and view things to do. Create an Account


Now that you have a C4Yourself account, if you would like help signing in or recovering your Username or Password, check out our post about how to log in your C4Yourself account here.

We hope this post on our Create an Account guide was helpful to you! If you have any additional questions about the C4Yourself online portal or need more help logging into your account, please leave your questions in the comments section below. We love to hear from you!


Carrie Brenner

Carrie is a lead writer and editor for Food Stamps Now. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Salisbury University. Carrie specializes in content creation, website development, graphic design, SEO and content strategy for Food Stamps Now. She is passionate about helping low income Americans access the resources and information to improve their quality of life.



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