County of Orange SSA urges OC CalFresh recipients to plan ahead
Orange County, Calif. – The County of Orange Social Services Agency (SSA) is forwarding yesterday’s announcement by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) that CalFresh nutrition assistance benefits for the month of February will be issued early. Benefits will be issued to most clients’ Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) accounts between January 16 and January 20, 2019. Per CDSS, the early issuance of February benefits is necessary to access federal funds that may no longer be available should the federal government shutdown continue.
Although benefits are being issued early, SSA advises that CalFresh recipients residing in Orange County budget accordingly to ensure their benefits last through the entire month of February.
Orange County CalFresh recipients may contact the SSA call center toll-free at (800) 281-9799 with their questions. Those clients who have an assigned case worker should direct questions to the worker.
To read the full CDSS announcement, click here.