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PUBLIC CHARGE TOOLKIT

The purpose of this toolkit is to inform the media and community partners about the Public Charge rule revision, effective February 24, 2020.


NEW PUBLIC CHARGE RULE EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 24, 2020

“Public Charge” is a term that describes a non-U.S. citizen who is likely to become dependent on public assistance and depends on public benefits to meet their basic needs, such as cash assistance programs or long-term care. The term is used in immigration law as a ground for inadmissibility and deportation. For many in L.A. County’s immigrant communities currently receiving public assistance, the rule change will not affect their benefits.





Let's Eat, LA! Choose CalFresh

CalFresh can help you buy the food your family needs to maintain good health. Apply for CalFresh benefits at any of our offices, by phone at (866)613-3777 or online at dpss.lacounty.gov. #lacodpss #LACounty


LA36: CalFresh expansion a boon for struggling seniors

Eligibility for CalFresh benefits has been expanded to include seniors and persons with disabilities receiving social security supplemental payments. The policy change ensures low-income, vulnerable populations will have access to healthy food options.


Daily Breeze: Wilmington welcomes new Toy Loan Center for low-income families

The center, a creation of the department’s Toy Loan Program, will help to serve low-income families in the Wilmington area — allowing children to borrow toys.


CSUDH Campus News: Seven Interdisciplinary Studies Students and Co-Workers Graduate Together

Already busy with full-time jobs and family obligations, seven co-workers with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) enrolled together in California State University, Dominguez Hills’ (CSUDH) Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) program in fall 2017, adding a full schedule of college courses to their hectic lives. Yet, they finished early, and graduated this spring with their bachelor’s degrees in IDS.


MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND ON SKID ROW: DPSS STAFF VOLUNTEER

One-hundred and fifty DPSS employees volunteered their Saturday morning over Mother’s Day weekend to inspire hope at their annual “Help the Homeless” event at the Weingart Center in downtown L.A.