April 17, 2020- Disaster Cash Assistance Program
The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services is activating the Disaster Cash Assistance Program, or DCAP, beginning April 17, 2020. This program is intended to help some Washingtonians meet their basic needs during the state of emergency caused by COVID-19 state of emergency.
Millions of Americans have already received their Economic Impact Payments (Payments) authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) continues to calculate and automatically send the Payments to most eligible individuals, however some may have to provide additional information to the IRS to get their Payments. For more information, please see the links below.
Govenor Jay Inslee has enacted a moratorium on evictions, and has expanded protections for renters in response to COVID-19. Originally enacted in mid-March, this proclamation has been extended until December 31, 2020. The new order prevents landlords from evicting in all situations that fall within the Landlord Tenant Act, and prohibits law enforcement from assisting in any evictions. To read the full proclamation, visit:
Puget Sound Energy will not be disconnecting customers for non-payments at this time. PSE has also recieved approval from the Washington State Utilities and Transportation Comission for a waiver that allows PSE to wave late fees.
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