BeneFITS 2 Work (BFITS)
BeneFITS 2 Work (BFITS) provides FREE, ongoing employment & government benefits counseling and workshops to seniors and adults with disabilities. The program is open to retired individuals and those looking for part-time or full-time work.

We help San Franciscans navigate the complex world of government benefits. We do this to keep people employed.

Navigating government benefits is a complex and confusing world. For job seekers, how income from employment may affect one’s benefits is an important consideration. “Will it affect my housing?” “Will I be disqualified?” “Will I be worse off than when I started?” “Will I have to pay the money back?” Uncertainty about the answers to these important questions can create barriers to finding meaningful employment. Enter BeneFITS 2 Work.

BeneFITS 2 Work (BFITS) is a pilot program dedicated to providing FREE, comprehensive benefits counseling services to qualifying San Francisco residents. Through workshops and one-on-one counseling sessions, participants will gain knowledge about how their benefits work, what the parameters are for continued enrollment, and other benefits programs they may be eligible for. Our program works to clarify misconceptions that may exist about various program qualifications, allowing participants to make informed decisions when entering or re-entering the job market.

We can answer questions about:

  • Social Security (SSA, SSDI, SSI)
  • CalFresh/ SNAP
  • Medi-Cal & Medicare
  • Veteran’s Benefits
  • County Adult Assistance Programs (CAAP)
  • Employment Training & Services
  • Subsidized Housing

How to Qualify:

  • San Francisco resident
  • Age 60+ OR
  • Age 18+ with proof of disability

To request an application form, please email us at or call our office, during regular business hours, at (415) 572-0811.

Applications are available in English, Chinese, and Spanish.


Hours (Mon-Fri): 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

BeneFITS 2 Work (BFITS)
Office Address: Sutter Plaza Building, 1388 Sutter Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA  94109
Office Phone: (415) 572-0811
Program Email:
Parking Information: In addition to limited metered street parking, a parking garage is available on the ground floor with an entrance on Fern Street.

This program serving the community is funded by the City of San Francisco’s Department of Disability and Aging Services.

DAS Funding Statement Translations

Chinese (Traditional): 此項社區服務計劃務計劃是由三藩市殘疾人與老齡化服務部資助的。

Russian: Эта общественная программа программы финансируется Департаментом по делам людей с инвалидностью и пожилого населения в Сан-Франциско.

Spanish: Este programa que brinda que brindan servicio a la comunidad está financiado por el Departamento de Servicios para Discapacidad y Personas de la Tercera Edad de la ciudad de San Francisco

Tagalog: Ang programang ito ito na nagseserbisyo sa komunidad ay pinopondohan ng Departamento ng Mga Serbisyo sa Kapansanan at Pagtanda ng Lungsod ng San Francisco.

Vietnamese: Chương trình phục vụ cộng đồng này được Sở Dịch Vụ cho Người Khuyết Tật và Người Cao Niên Thành Phố San Francisco tài trợ.