Starting today low-income families can apply for aid to the city of Los Angeles

Aid cards of up to $ 1,500 will be issued to Los Angeles residents

Los Angeles resident families can ask for help by filling out an online form.

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The Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, announced on Monday the creation of a program to help angel families who have lost income due to COVID-19.

The Angelino card, as the program has been called, is a debit card that provides financial assistance for Los Angeles residents who were below the federal poverty line before the coronavirus crisis started.

The cards will come loaded with sums of $ 700, $ 1,100 0 $ 1,500 depending on income and family size.

Applicants must meet three requirements: have your home in the city of Los Angeles. Be a household with total annual income that fell below the federal poverty level before the COVID-19 crisis. And being a household that has fallen into deeper economic difficulties during the crisis because at least one member of the household has lost a job or experienced a reduction in income of at least 50%.

Families may apply online only from today April 14 to 16 from 8:30 a.m. at 4:30 p.m.

The authorities of Los Angeles will not apply for or consider immigration status of people to grant the benefit. Besides, it is not considered a public benefit and is not subject to the Public Charge rule.

See detailed information and requirements here.


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