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Department of Social Services (CDSS)

The CalFresh program helps to improve the health and well-being of qualified households and individuals by providing them a means to meet their nutritional needs.

General Information: 1-877-847-3663

Frequently Asked Questions

In California, each county may have a different way to apply for CalFresh benefits. Apply in your county , or online at the Benefitscal.com Website .
An interview is required before certifying your household to get CalFresh benefits. The interview can occur in the county office or by telephone (in most counties). The interview may be held with the head of household, spouse, the authorized representative or any other responsible household family member. An interview is required annually.
  • Proof of identity (driver's license, etc.), alien status.
  • Social Security Numbers for all household members.
  • If employed, proof of income (wage stubs, earning statements, etc.) for the past 30 days.
  • Bank statements for checking accounts, savings accounts, certificates of deposit, credit union accounts, retirement accounts, stocks, bonds, dividends, etc.
  • Proof of shelter costs (rent or mortgage payment, lot rent, household, real estate, taxes, utility bills – heat, electricity, water/sewage/garbage, telephone, etc.)
  • Related Links

    Result thumbnail image CA.Gov : Apply for Food Stamps

    How to Apply for CalFresh Benefits, Formerly Known as Food Stamps. Calfresh logo ... Apply in your county , or online at the Benefitscal.org Website . You can ... http://www.ca.gov/Agencies/Social-Services-Department-of/Agency-Services/Apply-for-Food-Stamps

    Application For CalFresh And Benefits

    Use this application if you are applying for CalFresh benefits only. CalFresh is a food ... going to http://www.cdss.ca.gov/foodstamps/PG849.htm. • Fill out the ... http://www.cdss.ca.gov/cdssweb/entres/forms/English/CF285.pdf

    Result thumbnail image County Welfare Department List

    If calling from within Contra Costa County, for general food information dial 2-1-1, Del Norte County Department of Health & Social Services (707) 464-3191. http://www.calfresh.ca.gov/PG839.htm

    sponsored noncitizens applying for or receiving cash aid and/or food

    If your application is approved, you and your sponsor will have to complete quarterly income and resource reports for Cash Aid and Food Stamp benefits. If. http://www.cdss.ca.gov/cdssweb/entres/forms/English/QR22.pdf

    Result thumbnail image How to Apply for CalFresh Benefits

    How to Apply for CalFresh Benefits, Formerly Known as Food Stamps. Calfresh logo ... Apply in your county , or online at the Benefitscal.org Website . You can ... http://www.calfresh.ca.gov/PG847.htm

    Result thumbnail image Info & Resources > CDSS Programs > CalFresh

    In general, these benefits are for any food or food product intended for human consumption and can add to your food budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. If you are finding it ... Apply for CalFresh. CalFresh Program Fact Sheet ... http://www.calfresh.ca.gov/

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    Your CalFresh Application ... The CalFresh Program, formerly known as Food Stamps and federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or ... http://www.ebtproject.ca.gov/

    EBT Applying

    Applying for Benefits. Eligibility for food benefits and/or cash aid assistance is determined at the local county office. To find a California county public website, ... http://www.ebtproject.ca.gov/ClientInformation/applying.shtml