Web site offers info on public aid eligibility
Los Angeles County residents will be able to determine if they are eligible for government programs by visiting a new Web site launched Thursday, a county supervisor said. On the Web site, www.lacountyhelps.org, residents can confidentially enter information about their income and family to determine if they can receive assistance from 26 county and federal government programs, said Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. “Because lacountyhelps.org is anonymous and can be accessed privately, it will assist those individuals who may otherwise be too intimidated or too concerned about their privacy to enter a government office to find out about available benefits and programs,” Yaroslavsky said. Prior to the launch of the site, residents had to go through a lengthy process to determine if they were eligible for government assistance, said Bryce Yokomizo, director of the Department of Public Social Services. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Residents will still have to apply for assistance in person, but can be more prepared when they do. “It will make it more efficient for you when you visit one of our offices,” Yokomizo said. Information on the site is provided in English and Spanish, although six more languages will be added if the service proves successful. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!