SSI Recipients can apply for food benefits this summer

If you get Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you could get up to $192 every month in food assistance.

Will my SSI payments change?

No, your current SSI payment amount will not change.

How much will I get?

A county worker will determine your exact benefit amount by looking at your income and comparing it to your expenses. The more you can prove in expenses, like rent or medical expenses, the higher your benefit amount will be.

What if I live with other people already on CalFresh?

If you live and buy food with people who already get CalFresh, you can be added to the CalFresh household at the next reporting date. If you want to be added sooner, contact your county in June. Learn more about adding SSI recipients to CalFresh households.

How can I help someone else apply?

You can use GetCalFresh.org to help someone else apply. If you are a community assister and plan to enroll multiple people as part of your job, learn about GetCalFresh for CBOs.

What can I do to prepare?

You can prepare by collecting receipts for housing and out-of-pocket medical expenses in the month before you submit your application. Sending these receipts with your application can result in a higher benefit amount.

GetCalFresh is an official CalFresh application assister for SSI recipients in California.