GENERAL FINANCIAL HELP Voice of OC article explains available financial relief resources. Here are some of those:
• The March 14 executive order removed the mandatory one-week waiting period for unemployment and disability benefits.
• The Orange County Social Services Agency, despite closing its lobby to the public, is still processing online filings for assistance programs. One program includes an emergency cash assistance of up to $200 for immediate needs like rent or medical bills.
• Apply online for General Relief, Medi-Cal, CalFresh, and CalWORKS.
• OC residents can also apply over the phone for any of these programs by calling 800-281-9799.
RESTAURANT OWNERS & EMPLOYEES You can find a detailed list of resources available to restaurant owners and employees. The food service industry struggles to maintain business following the most recent announcement to stop all on-site dining, with service only available by delivery, pick-up or drive-thru.