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I need to know about food stamps.
I want to report a child in danger.
I want to report elder abuse.
I need job related advice.
I am an employer looking for qualified employees.
How do I report welfare fraud?

Telephone number of the nearest Department of Employment.

Tell me about Fair Housing program.
Is there a user forum within the community to discuss topics about our Local City and State topics?
I would like to know about Social Security Services?
 
 

I need to know about food stamps.
Food Stamp Program Toll Free Information Number: 1-800-221-5689

To provide good service and to help food stamp customers get informational materials, the Food Stamp Program (FSP) provides a toll free 800 number.  Customers who want easy, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, access to information about the FSP can take advantage of this service.  It has been in operation since April 1999.


The purpose of the Food Stamp Program is to end hunger and improve nutrition and health. It helps low-income households buy the food they need for a nutritionally adequate diet. The program is operated by State and local welfare offices, and the Federal Government oversees the State operation of the Program. The program is in operation in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Guam and the U. S. Virgin Islands.

To be eligible a household must meet certain eligibility standards. A few of them are mentioned below.

  • Income and Resources. Households must meet income and resource standards. These standards are explained in more detail in Eligibility and Benefits.
     
  • Work Requirements. With some exceptions, able-bodied adults between 16 and 60 must register for work, take part in an employment and training program to which they are referred by the food stamp office, and accept or continue suitable employment. Failure to comply with these requirements can result in disqualification from the Program. 

    In addition, able-bodied adults between 18 and 50 who do not have any dependent children can get food stamps only for 3 months in a 36-month period if they do not work or participate in a workfare or employment and training program other than job search. Other members of the household may continue to get food stamps even if this person is disqualified. This requirement is waived in some locations.


  • Citizenship Status: U. S. citizens are eligible for the program. Certain non-citizens such as those admitted for humanitarian reasons and those admitted for permanent residence are also eligible for the program. Eligible household members can get food stamps even if there are other members of the household that are not eligible. 
The 2002 Farm bill restores food stamp eligibility to most legal immigrants that:

  • Have lived in the country for 5 years; or
  • Are receiving disability-related assistance or benefits, regardless of entry date; or
  • Starting 10-1-03, are children regardless of entry date.
Non-citizens that are in the U.S. temporarily, such as students, are not eligible. 

A number of States have their own programs to provide benefits to immigrants who do not meet the regular Food Stamp Program eligibility requirements. For a table of those programs, see State Programs.

The amount of benefits an eligible household receives depends on the number of people in the household and the amount of income the household has. For example, a household of three people with no income can receive up to $329 a month in benefits. Households with income are expected to use about 30 percent of their own money, after certain deductions have been allowed, for food. The average monthly amount of benefits in 1998 was about $71 a person. The income limits, maximum benefits, and calculation of benefits are explained in more detail in Eligibility and Benefits.

In some areas benefits are issued in the form of paper coupons a household may use to buy food in approved food stores. In other areas, households are issued a debit card that they can use like a credit card in approved stores. 

I want to report a child in danger.

WHERE DO YOU REPORT?  

IN CASE OF IMMEDIATE HARM

DONíT BE AFRAID TO

CALL 911

OR YOUR LOCAL POLICE AT

(909) 621-4771 

I want to report elder abuse.
 

WHERE DO YOU REPORT?  

IN CASE OF IMMEDIATE HARM

DONíT BE AFRAID TO

CALL 911

OR YOUR LOCAL POLICE AT

(909) 621-4771 

If you report neglect and abuse, under the law you are protected against retaliation.  These laws apply whether in an institutional setting or community setting.

San Bernardino County
Adult Protective Services
Toll free 24 hour hotline
(877) 565-2020

When you report you will be asked:

 

       The name, address, apartment number, age, and telephone number of the adult you think is being harmed 

 

       Any information about the circumstances  

 

       The name, address, relationship and telephone number of the person you think is causing the harm  

 

       Name of other people who can provide information about the situation  

 

       Any safety concerns you may have  

 

       Your name and address


I need job related advice.
Contact your local Employment Development Department office at:

  • 17590 Foothill Blvd, Fontana  (909) 350-8927
  • 264 E. Monterey Ave, Pomona  (909) 868-7741
  • 9650 9th Street, Suite A, Rancho Cucamonga  (909) 948-6606
  • 646 N. Sierra Way, San Bernardino  (909) 386-0885

Or visit their website at: http://www.edd.ca.gov/Jobs_and_Training/Online_Job_Center.htm

I am an employer looking for qualified employees.
Contact your local Employment Development Department office at:

  • 17590 Foothill Blvd, Fontana  (909) 350-8927
  • 264 E. Monterey Ave, Pomona  (909) 868-7741
  • 9650 9th Street, Suite A, Rancho Cucamonga  (909) 948-6606
  • 646 N. Sierra Way, San Bernardino  (909) 386-0885

Or visit their website at: http://www.edd.ca.gov/Jobs_and_Training/Hire_Workers.htm

How do I report welfare fraud?
Contact the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office at:
316 N Mt View Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92415-0004

Phone: (909) 387-8309

Email:  da@sbcda.org

Telephone number of the nearest Department of Employment.

  • 17590 Foothill Blvd, Fontana  (909) 350-8927
  • 264 E. Monterey Ave, Pomona  (909) 868-7741
  • 9650 9th Street, Suite A, Rancho Cucamonga  (909) 948-6606
  • 646 N. Sierra Way, San Bernardino (909) 386-0885

Tell me about Fair Housing program.
HUD's Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity has created a National Fair Housing Training Academy that will help curb housing discrimination by strengthening enforcement of the nation's fair housing laws. More than 500 fair housing investigators will undergo training through the academy, which will include courses in investigation and conciliation techniques, fair housing case management, and civil rights law.

For more information contact the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) at (800) 669-9777.

Or visit their website at: http://www.hud.gov/offices/fheo/index.cfm

Is there a user forum within the community to discuss topics about our Local City and State topics?
Please visit www.cityprofile.com.  Its an online discussion forum providing a clean, moderated, family safe environment for citizens to respectfully discuss topics such as schools, jobs, real estate, civic acivities, and volunteering.  It's a great resource. 

I would like to know about Social Security Services?
Please contact the Social Security Administration at:

Social Security Administration

1100 E. Holt Blvd.

Ontario, CA 91761

 

National Toll-Free: 1-800-772-1213

TTY: 1-800-325-0778

http://www.socialsecurity.gov


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