Palm Beach County adds $500 to families approved for CARES Act assistance

Family of 5 will now receive $1,500
Posted at 12:28 PM, Dec 29, 2020

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Palm Beach County commissioners announced Tuesday they have approved an additional $500 for families approved for assistance through CARES Act food applications.

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Under the act, Palm Beach County issued pre-paid debit cards to approved residents to purchase food for households impacted by the pandemic.

Now, the county is increasing the funds based on the size of the household.

Below is the new amounts, including the additional funds:

  • One to two household members: $900
  • Three to four household members: $1,300
  • Five or more household members: $1,500

County officials said residents who have pre-paid card balances of $100 and higher will automatically have their cars reloaded with the additional $500. New cards will not be issued.

Those who have card balances at or below $100 will receive new cards in the mail.

Pre-paid debit cards approved on and after Dec. 21 will include the $500 additional benefit.

No action is needed from people who have already been approved for CARES Act food assistance.

Call (561) 355-4792 if you have questions about the program or click here to learn more about services provided by Palm Beach County through the CARES Act.