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If you currently reside in the designated disaster areas of Spokane, Pend Oreille or Whitman counties and were impacted by the wildfires you may be eligible for the Disaster Cash Assistance Program. To apply for the Disaster Cash Assistance Program or other cash assistance programs click Apply Now on this home page to submit your application. For more info, see our Frequently Asked Questions here:

Disaster Cash Assistance Wildfire FAQ

If your food benefits were stolen from your EBT card through skimming, cloning or similar fraudulent activity, you may be able to have some food benefits replaced by submitting a claim. Claims can be submitted in person in a Community Service Office, by phone at the Customer Service Contact Center or by submitting a DSHS Claim of Stolen EBT Benefits form (DSHS 27-225). For more information visit, Online Community Services Office (CSO) | DSHS (

Our Contact Center and Community Services Office hours are changing to allow us to improve our customer service during peak times. Interview times are changing to 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday to Friday. For more information on the services available after 2 p.m. at your local Community Service Office, visit our DSHS Office Locator

Most people and families who get benefits from DSHS (food, cash, medical) can get money for college or training that they do not have to pay back. Learn more at



Washington Connection offers a fast and easy way for families and individuals to apply for a variety of services such as Food, Cash, Child Care, Long-Term Care, and Medicare Savings Programs. Individuals that are age 65 or older, blind or disabled may also apply for medical assistance. Click “See If I Qualify” to get started. Watch Video

Washington Healthplanfinder offers healthcare coverage for children, parents/caretakers with children, pregnant women, or adults age 18 to 64 years old. For information regarding available services or to apply for benefits, visit

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