MONTROSE, CA — The cost of living in California is getting outrageously expensive, and getting fresh food can become a huge challenge for many older residents living in Montrose community today. Starting Wednesday however, low-income seniors as well as disabled individuals who gets federal and state welfare benefits in the area can apply for CalFresh food benefits.

The benefits will become available on Friday, June 1, according to the Department of Public Social Services.

Los Angeles County residents can contact the call center at 866-613-3777, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and a customer service agent will receive all the necessary information.

If you are resident residing in Orange County, you can contact the call center to register for CalFresh at 800-281-9799 on their toll-free line, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Applications can be completed online at from any PC or cell phone. The streamlined structure should take around eight minutes to round out, as indicated by DPSS.

Los Angeles County authorities gauge that excess of 240,000 low-salary seniors and disabled people will receive the benefit by the development of the program, all the more normally known as food stamps. Given the numbers, the country set up a call center to deal with applications, and authorities said almost seventy five percent of applications could be completed around the same time.

Applying for the food program will not affect the amounts of other benefits received, according to the Department of Public Social Services Director Antonia Jimenez.

“The expansion of the CalFresh Program will help our department serve the county’s most vulnerable and food-insecure populations,” Jimenez said. “Because we understand that seniors and disabled residents face transportation and mobility challenges, we have developed these two options to serve them in the comfort of their own homes.”

For more information, visit: www.GetCalFresh.or

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