CalFresh: Riverside County food aid recipients set to receive cash on Sunday

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (CNS) – Residents of Riverside County who depend on government assistance for their grocery purchases could expect a further increase in benefits due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, said responsible.

According to the county’s public social services department, CalFresh beneficiaries were awaiting an additional payment on Sunday as part of a series of benefit increases that began in April.

“The extra help is vital for children and adults and ensures that they can access healthy food at a time when many people are experiencing financial hardship,” said Allison Gonzalez, DPSS deputy director for health programs. self-sufficiency.

CalFresh is a state-administered program that is supported by the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture Supplementary Nutritional Assistance Program, or SNAP, which replaced food stamps during the previous decade. Recipients receive electronic benefit debit cards to use in stores.

The additional payment on Sunday was in the form of a credit on the cards of the beneficiaries.

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There are income limits for applicants, but according to the DPSS, everyone is welcome to apply to determine if they or their family is eligible.

Recipients are eligible to receive up to $ 355 in expanded benefits resulting from increased federal funding. Supplementary benefit payments are expected to continue until at least June.

Since April, about 75,000 households in the county have received emergency assistance, according to the DPSS.

Information on how to request CalFresh benefits is available at or by calling DPSS at (877) 410-8827.

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