Basic Eligibility Information

Effective Oct. 1, 2018 - Sept. 30, 2019

 

Determine Your CalFresh Allotment
Number of People in Household Gross Monthly Income Max CalFresh Allotment*
1 $2,024 $192
2 $2.744 $353
3 $3,464 $505
4 $4,184 $642
5 $4,904 $762

  Household = a person living alone or a group of people living together who purchase and prepare food together. *Minimum amount is $15/month.

Eligibility Information

Who do you purchase and prepare food with? Use this number of people in your household to determine which row to use on the chart above.

Using this row, is your household under the gross monthly income limit? If yes, go to the next question. If no, your household is likely not eligible for CalFresh benefits.

Does your household include at least one US citizen or lawful permanent resident (LPR)? If yes, go to next question. If no, your household is likely not eligible for CalFresh benefits.

Does anyone in your household receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)? If yes, that individual won't be eligible for CalFresh benefits BUT others in your household still may be eligible.

Is anyone in your household provided more than half (11 or more) meals per week from another source? If yes, that individual likely won't be eligible for CalFresh benefits BUT others in your household still may be eligible.

Is anyone in your household a college student per CalFresh standards (enrolled at least half-time (typically 6+ units) and between ages of 18-49)? If yes, please visit college student eligibility for additional eligibility information.

Is anyone in your household over 60 or disabled? If yes, make sure to add "medical deduction" on your application.

Does anyone in your household have a child aged 0-5? If yes, you may also be eligible for WIC. Contact your local WIC office for more details.