If you are applying for
Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA), use the online CalWORKs Program application in YBN
. You may be eligible to RCA if you:
• Are a refugee or asylee;
• Have been in the United States within eight months from your arrival; or
• Are within eight months after your asylum has been granted.
Did you know?
As of April 28,2020, you can now use your EBT card to purchase groceries online at select retailers. For more information please
to visit EBT online.
Pandemic EBT (P-EBT)
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits called Pandemic EBT (P-EBT). Please
for more information.
If you are eligible and have not received your P-EBT card in the mail by May 22, 2020, please click here
to apply online before June 30, 2020. The online application portal for P-EBT will be available starting on May 22, 2020.
Out of State EBT Usage
If you need assistance with EBT transactions in Florida, Georgia, or New Jersey, please call the customer service number on the back of your EBT card and speak to a Customer Service Representative.
ALERT!!! Social Media, Telephone and Cell Phone Text Scam!
The EBT Cardholder Call Center reports that a comment posted on social media is advising cardholders to call (877) 449-7795 or cardholders are receiving calls or text messages from (213) 600-5667, (442) 284-5456, (978) 230-0875, (626) 590-9019 or (909) 699-3067.These phone numbers are requesting the cardholder to provide their card number and PIN to have their benefits posted right away.
These are SCAMs to obtain cardholder information. These are NOT phone numbers associated with California EBT. It is important for you to protect your identity and case information. DPSS will never ask for your personal security PIN.
If you suspect that you are a victim of these SCAMs, call the DPSS Customer Service Call Center at (866) 613-3777 for help right away.
Trouble opening your Electronic Notices?
If you are having trouble opening your electronic notices and receiving a “server has been blocked by an extension” error, we can help. Please click here for instructions.
Los Angeles County has a mobile phone application for
Apple iOS and Google Android devices. You can get it from store by
scanning the following QR codes, or searching DPSS Mobile App on Apple
and Android marketplaces.