As a student attending school half time or more, in order to be eligible to CalFresh you must also work at least 20 hours a week, be approved for a state or federally funded work study program or have parental responsibility of a child under age six.
Eligibility to the CalFresh program has temporarily been expanded to include students attending school half-time or more that:
Show All Answers
Please see the Am I Eligible section on the CalFresh page.
Please see the Where Can I Apply section on the CalFresh page.
CalFresh is provided to individuals and families to afford nutritious food. For more information on what can and cannot be purchased with CalFresh benefits please the USDA page on eligible food items.
The amount of benefits you can receive is dependent on your family size, countable income, and monthly expenses such as housing, utilities, and so forth. Review the following allotment chart to see where you fall. These amounts are effective January 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021
Yes, if you are receiving SSI/SSP, you may still be eligible to CalFresh benefits.