What is Disaster CalFresh?

This information is current as of March 17, 2020.

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Disaster CalFresh is a program that provides immediate food assistance for victims of natural disasters like earthquakes, floods, or fires. You could get up to a month’s benefits, or $194 per person in your household. If your community is approved for federal disaster relief, check here for locations on where to apply.

If you already get CalFresh, you are not eligible for Disaster CalFresh. Check with your county for supplement disaster benefits.

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More details

To apply for Disaster CalFresh, we recommend you visit your local County Welfare Department Office You'll be asked to submit an application and have a face-to-face interview.

You can also submit an application online at www.benefitscal.com. However, you will still need to do an in-person interview at one of the county welfare office locations.

If you already get CalFresh, you are not eligible for Disaster CalFresh. Check with your county for supplement disaster benefits.

If you have had to move to another county in California due to the fires, you can apply for Disaster CalFresh at the local County Welfare Department Office where you are.

To be eligible for Disaster CalFresh, you must:

  • have been financially affected by the fire (such as damage to property, incurred expenses due to disaster, or loss of income/assets).
  • have lived or worked in one of the affected counties during the time of the disaster.
View the full D-CalFresh general eligibility requirements