CalFresh was formerly named Food Stamps and is called SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) in other states.
The CalFresh Program is designed to supplement the food budget of low-income households to meet their nutritional needs. Individuals granted CalFresh benefits can buy food at a grocery store or other authorized places using an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card. The amount of CalFresh benefits a family receives is based on household size, family income and resources.
To be eligible for CF benefits you must:
Income depends on the number of people in your household.
|Household size||Maximum gross income||Maximum Benefit Amount|
*Add $698 for each additional person for monthly income.
**Add $144 for each additional person for maximum benefit.
Once a customer starts to receive CalFresh, the customer must keep the Eligibility Worker (EW) informed about changes, in order to:
All CalFresh recipients, with the exception Change Reporting Household cases are required to submit a Semi-Annual Eligibility Status Report (SAR 7) once per year (due in the sixth month of the first semi-annual period) followed by the re-certification of eligibility in the sixth month of the second semi-annual period.
Your Eligibility Worker will inform you if you are a Change Reporting Household recipient and what the reporting requirements are for your specific case.