Orange County CARES portal to reopen for $1,000 checks with less restrictions

President Donald Trump's name appears on the coronavirus economic assistance checks that were sent to citizens across the country April 29, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Orange County will reopen its CARES application portal on Monday, November 16, giving residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic another chance to apply for one-time payments of $1,000.

The portal will begin taking applications at 8 a.m.

In order to receive the one-time payment, people must:

  • Be an Orange County resident
  • Have been financially impacted because of COVID-19
  • Have both a photo ID and social security card.
  • Submit documentation of loss of income, which could include pay stubs or an employer notice of reduced hours, lay-offs, or furloughs.

The program now allows multiple applicants per household. New applicants in the same household can apply for funding.

You are NOT eligible to receive the money if you or another adult in your household have already received a payment from the Orange County CARES Act Individual and Family Assistance Program. 

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Applicants will be notified via email if they have been approved.

“With the recent announcement by several employers of thousands of employee layoffs, it will no doubt accentuate the needs for crisis assistance to families in our community and we want to assist as many residents as possible with these relief dollars,” said Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings.

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The county has already spent $30 million helping over 30,000 households through the program.

For more information and to apply, go HERE.