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Disaster Cash Assistance Program – Wildfires

DSHS has updated its Disaster Cash Assistance Program to serve people who are impacted by wildfires. Households in a county designated as a disaster area by Governor Jay Inslee may be eligible for DCAP, even if they received DCAP for the COVID-19 pandemic, as long as they meet all the eligibility criteria. Allowed financial losses that will not be covered within 30 days may be used to reduce the countable income and could bring a household under the net income limit. Here are some helpful frequently asked questions.

Currently, designated disaster areas include: Douglas, Okanogan, Whitman, Lincoln, Spokane, Chelan, Pierce, Kittitas, Yakima and Thurston counties, as well as the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and Yakima Nation within affected areas.

To apply for Disaster Cash or other cash assistance programs:

  • Click Apply Now on this homepage to start the online application. When you are on the Your Needs page (within the online application), select Cash in addition to any other benefits you may need. Once your application is submitted, call the Customer Service Contact Center at 877-501-2233 to complete the application interview.
  • Or, call the Customer Service Contact Center at 877-501-2233 to complete the entire application process without submitting an application from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

DCAP - COVID-19

Disaster Cash Assistance Program information is available in English and Español. To apply for Disaster Cash or other cash assistance programs:

  • Click Apply Now on this homepage to start the online application. When you are on the Your Needs page (within the online application), select Cash in addition to any other benefits you may need. Once your application is submitted, call the Customer Service Contact Center at 877-501-2233 to complete the application interview.
  • Or, call the Customer Service Contact Center at 877-501-2233 to complete the entire application process without submitting an application from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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