Pandemic Emergency Assistance Fund (PEAF) The Pandemic Emergency Assistance Fund (PEAF) issuance will be a one-time payment of $640 to CalWORKs households that are active as of July 10, 2021. This payment is subject to hearing rights. For more information,
New Statewide Portal Is Coming Soon YourBenefitsNow! is becoming BenefitsCal.org in November 2021. Make sure your information is up to date to help with the move. Go to My Cases - Communications - Case Profile/Notification Preference to update your email address and phone number.
California COVID-19 Rent Relief Program The California COVID-19 Rent Relief Program will assist eligible tenants pay rent and utilities for both past due or future payments and does not jeopardize other federal or state benefits. To apply, call (833) 430-2122 or visit COVID-19 Rent Relief.
Refugee Cash Assistance Application From YBN
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.
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.
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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.