Unless you already have a savings account, you must mail a check or money order with your monthly balance to the Department of Social Services (DSS). Your case manager will give you a pre-addressed, pre-paid envelope. Cash is not accepted.
DSS will deposit the money for you in a Bank of America savings account. You can’t deposit funds directly with the bank or give your deposit to your case manager or shelter.
If you already have a savings account, ask your case manager for information on how to use it to participate in the program.
If you miss a savings deposit or can’t save the full amount, the next month’s savings amount will increase by the amount you missed and will increase every month until you catch up.
If you’re having difficulty saving the required amount each month because of significant ongoing expenses, you can request an adjustment. You can also request a one-time good cause adjustment to reduce the total amount due.