CalFresh SNAP is a federal program that stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The purpose of this program is to provide monthly benefits for individuals and families with low-income to spend on food.
State identification (ID) card, driver's license, U.S. passport
This can include pay stubs, rent transactions, financial aid awards (for college students), employment timesheets
Certificate of Citizenship, Certificate of Naturalization, or U.S. passport
You will need to submit your proof and documents within 30 days of applying. There may be other optional documents that you could submit to increase your benefit amount.
Submit an application. The site will guide you step by step. This process should take about 10 minutes.
Your county will call you within two weeks to ask you a couple of questions. These questions will help determine your eligibility.
If eligible for SNAP benefits, you will get an EBT card for groceries within 10 days.
*Amount varies per person and household size*
EBT cards are accepted in most markets and farmer's markets.
*Disclaimer: Alcohol, vitamins and other drug-store medicines do not apply
After 6 months, you will be required to submit a SAR 7 form to keep receiving CalFresh benefits. You will be asked to report relevant changes and provide proof. This will allow your county to adjust your benefits based on any changes to your circumstances.