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District Direct Mobile App

District Direct: A Mobile Application for Public Benefits 

District Direct is a convenient mobile application (mobile app) that allows residents to apply for public benefits available in the District. Applications for food, cash, and medical benefits, and verification documents, may be submitted through the mobile app. Through the app, District residents may also complete public benefit recertifications and mid-certifications, view upcoming and past benefit distributions, and update personal/household information.

District Direct is free and available in the Google Play and Apple app stores.

District Direct allows DC residents to:

  1. View benefit information and notices
  2. Upload verification documents
  3. Recertify and renew benefits
  4. Update household information and report any changes

Accessing District Direct

  1. Go to District Direct online by clicking here
  2. Download the mobile device app in the Google Play or Apple app stores.

     Watch the District Direct Video, click on the image below:

The following user guides, FAQ, and video also provide helpful information for using District Direct: