Do you need a helping hand during COVID-19? You could receive up to $ 365 per child in pandemic benefits in California. Eligible families who already receive electronic benefit transfer (EBT) payments from the state are already eligible.
KRON4 News reports that Governor Gavin Newsom has announced the addition of pandemic benefits to families in need.
How does this new Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) program work?
Eligible families who are already receiving CalFresh benefits will automatically receive a one-time payment of $ 365 per child on a pre-loaded debit card.
You should receive the withdrawal cards by mail between May 12 and 22.
The card can only be used to purchase food and other groceries for you and your family.
Families who are not already receiving CalFresh, Med-Cal, or other foster care benefits can apply online for P-EBT starting May 22.
The deadline for applications is June 30, 2020.
KRON4 News states that if you apply online and do not receive your P-EBT card in the mail, you can call the California EBT Customer Service Center at (877) 328-9677.
It is recommended to apply as soon as the web application is opened.
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Similar benefit sets sold out very quickly during their first rounds.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a similar program with the Angeleno Card last month. These payment cards were seized by eligible recipients shortly after the opening of applications.
Another bill signed by Senator Kamala Harris of California proposes that Americans receive a check for $ 2,000 a month – unconditionally – until the pandemic is over.
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The new payment of $ 365 per child is one of several initiatives Governor Newsom has taken to help families in need.
California government officials have also worked with the federal government to provide the unemployed with up to $ 50,400 per year in unemployment insurance.
The state’s stay-at-home order was announced on March 19.
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– Office of the Governor of California (@Office of the Governor of California)
Newsom estimated unemployment levels in the state to be well over 20% this month.