Emergency CalFresh Services For Victims Of Woolsey Fire
Pursuant to the recent Presidential disaster declaration for Individual Assistance pertaining to the Woolsey wildfire, Los Angeles County will be operating
Disaster CalFresh for the below thirteen zip codes that were directly impacted in early November 2018. These zip codes are:
90263, 90264, 90265, 90290, 91012, 91301, 91302, 91304, 91307, 91311, 91361, 91362, and 91372.
Los Angeles County will begin accepting Disaster CalFresh applications beginning Monday, December 3, 2018, through Monday, December 10, 2018. Disaster CalFresh provides temporary food assistance for Households affected by a natural disaster. It provides only one month of benefits to eligible disaster survivors. To apply for Disaster CalFresh benefits, visit your nearest DPSS district office no later than December 10, 2018.
CalFresh Replacement Requests and Purchase of Hot Foods:
CalFresh households that have experienced a loss of perishable foods due to the recent Woolsey Fire which begun on Thursday, November 8, 2018, in Southern California bordering Ventura and Los Angeles (L.A.) counties may be eligible for replacement. These households may also use their CalFresh benefits to purchase hot food products from participating retailers through December 17, 2018.
The CalFresh Program allows for the replacement of CalFresh benefits when food purchased with CalFresh benefits was destroyed in a household misfortune/disaster, such as but not limited to, a fire, flood, extreme heat causing power outages, etc.
To report loss of food and apply for replacement CalFresh benefits, please complete the EBT 18, Affidavit/Authorization for Replacement of CalFresh Benefits at your nearest DPSS district office as soon as possible but no later than December 10, 2018.
Mass Replacement of CalFresh Benefits:
If you are a current CalFresh household and reside within zip codes 90263, 90290, 90265, or 91302, you have been identified as a household who have experienced power outage for extended period because of the fire. Therefore, DPSS is automatically replacing 60% of your CalFresh benefits for the month of November. The replacement benefits will be available on your EBT card on Thursday, November 22, 2018.
For more information on replacement CalFresh benefits, or on how to apply for CalFresh (food benefits), Medi-Cal (health insurance), CalWORKs and General Relief (cash assistance), please call (562) 776-7001.