COVID-19 ASSISTANCE

Important information regarding updates on Public Assistance during the COVID-19 Pandemic.


IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING OFFICE OPERATIONS. Click here for information in English and Spanish. 

Information about 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. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits help families in California buy food when school is closed. Click here for more information.  Informational materials and additional resources are also available here.

COVID-19 Medi-Cal Emergency Services:

Coverage of Emergency COVID-19 Inpatient or Outpatient Services. Click here for more information.

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic:

CalWORKs, CalFresh, and Medi-Cal customers are not required to complete a SAR 7 Eligibility Status Report or annual redetermination packet/interview until 06/30/2020. Click here for more information in English and Spanish.

CalFresh Update

If you get CalFresh, you may get extra CalFresh benefits on your EBT card to help buy food during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis in April and May. Click here for more information in English and Spanish.

Online Purchases

Good news!  Starting April 28, 2020, you will be able to use your EBT card to purchase groceries online on select websites.  If you currently receive cash benefits, you will also be able to use your cash benefits online.  Click here for more information.

EBT Online Frequently Asked Questions

Important EBT information

If you are unable to PIN your EBT card over the phone, please contact our office at (530) 458-0250. Beware of scammers trying to access your benefits. Click here to access the EBT Portal. Click here for more information regarding EBT.

Welfare to Work (WTW) Sanctions

If you are currently sanctioned, you can now have your sanction cured by completing and signing the form titled Plan to Meet Welfare-to-Work Rules and Get My Cash Aid Back 

by clicking here and applying for good cause due to COVID-19.  If you need assistance in completing this form or if you have further questions, please contact our office at (530)458-0260.

Benefits for Employees Impacted by COVID-19

What employees are entitled to may be confusing. The purpose of this information is to make it easier to understand what resources may be available. Click here for details.

COVID-19 Test Website

The state of California has released a website to help you find a COVID-19 testing site near you.  Click here to search for your nearest location.