Questions about applying for CalFresh as an immigrant? Learn more.
What does the COVID-19 pandemic mean for benefits? Learn more.
Damaged or lost food? Request replacement benefits here.
|Household size||Minimum benefit|
|Each additional person||+$176|
Benefit amounts are based on household size, income, and expenses. You might get benefits in two separate payments.
Your county will call you for an eligibility interview within a week.
If you’re approved, you’ll receive an EBT card with money for groceries.
Your EBT card is valid in most stores that sell food and farmer’s markets.
You can qualify for 3 day Expedited Service if: your household makes less than $150 in monthly income and has less than $100 on hand right now; or your household's combined monthly income and money on hand are less than your household's combined monthly rent and utilities; or you are a migrant or seasonal farm worker and have less than $100 on hand right now.
If you need food now, you can also contact your local food bank.
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