If you received Income Assistance in the month of March 2020 you are considered a current Income Assistance Client and you automatically qualify for a one-time only emergency assistance benefit. The Department will be issuing $500 for single applicants and $1000 for families. This emergency assistance is a one-time benefit and is intended to assist individuals and families in purchasing the cleaning and food supplies required to support physical distancing and self-isolation as necessary.
Client Services Officers (CSO) are doing their best to contact all clients who will be receiving the emergency assistance payment. Please ensure you have provided up to date contact information to your CSO.
The emergency assistance payment will be paid out to all March applicants by early April.