In response to the partial government shutdown. The US Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services (USDA/FNS), asked states to issue February’s SNAP benefits by January 20th. The early issuance means that County staff must process all new applications and re-certifications by January 15, 2019 at noon. Until the shutdown ends, there will be no additional benefits issued for: 1) Applications received before January 15th but unprocessed, or 2) Re-certifications received after January 15th at noon. For more information please click here or view Government shutdown SNAP/Food Assistance FAQs.
A person or family can apply anytime for Food Assistance. Your income from employment, self-employment, child support, unemployment, Pensions, Social Security, Social Security Disability, Supplemental Security income, or rental income all count toward being eligible to receive assistance. Basic eligibility is calculated on the gross monthly income received, before taxes have been deducted. View Food Banks serving Douglas County or learn more about Meals for Families or WIC.
All individuals who apply for food assistance in Colorado and do not meet federal exemption criteria must participate in Employment First Program.
Notice to all Client who Use the Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Card
Colorado clients are experiencing issues with their benefits being stolen. Colorado EBT card numbers are being used in California even though the thief does not have possession of the Colorado EBT card. This is called “cloning”. Colorado has now blocked 95% of all cities in California due to the growth of this problem. Please click here to get more information about how to protect yourself and what to do if you have to travel to California.
If you would like to set-up direct deposit to a bank account for your cash and/or food benefits or would prefer to get a KeyBank debit card for your cash benefits only, please call the Department at 303-688-4825 extension 5341 or come into our office at 4400 Castleton Court, Castle Rock.