Below answers to commonly asked questions related to individuals impacted by COVID-19.

How do I apply for disability, family leave or unemployment?  
The EDD provides information and resources about disability and family leave benefits on their website.  
How do I get help finding food / nutrition / benefit programs? 
Benefit Programs 
  • Visit ReadySLO more information on County Assistance Programs

Information about food distributions and for information on school meals throughout the county can be found on the SLO Food Bank website.  Please visit the SLO Foodbank or contact the SLO Food Bank at (800) 238-4664. 



 How can I check on the status of my economic stimulus payment?
 What services and benefits are available to California immigrants?
The State developed a guide that provides tips about services, including public benefits, that are available to immigrant Californians, including some that are available regardless of immigration status. Check for updates.


Additionally, on April 15, 2020, Governor Newsom announced additional support for undocumented Californians impacted by COVID-19 who are ineligible for unemployment insurance benefits and disaster relief, including the CARES Act, due to their immigration status. Approximately 150,000 undocumented adult Californians will receive a one-time cash benefit of $500 per adult with a cap of $1,000 per household to deal with the specific needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Individuals can apply for support beginning next month.