333 E. Washington Street, Stockton, CA 95202 (209) 468-1000
CalFresh (formerly known as Food Stamps) helps low-income people buy the food they need for good health. For most households, CalFresh benefits are only part of their food budget.
Because of the federal government shutdown, February CalFresh benefits for most participants will be issued early, between January 16-20.
If you receive your February CalFresh benefits early, you should plan your food budget knowing that these benefits will be the only benefits provided through the end of February.
If you receive CalFresh and have a report due in January, please complete that process and approved benefits are scheduled to be issued February 1-10.
New applications continue to be accepted and processed, and expedited services are available, as usual.
The EBT system continues to be operational.
Unless the federal shutdown is resolved, benefits for March MAY NOT be available. We are waiting for federal guidance and will keep you informed.
CalFresh (formerly known as Food Stamps) helps low-income people buy the food
they need for good health. For most households, CalFresh benefits are only part
of their food budget. They must spend some of their own cash, along with their
CalFresh benefits, in order to buy enough food for a month.
Individuals and families may be eligible to receive CalFresh benefits,
whether or not they work, if they have low income.
Applying for, and receiving, CalFresh will not affect a person’s immigration
status or the immigration status of that family.
Generally, services are available to low income individuals
and families who are:
What are the requirements?
For households to receive CalFresh benefits, they must meet
certain eligibility requirements in the following areas:
Individuals or families may apply for assistance online, via
telephone, fax or by coming in to our office.
The easiest and quickest way to apply for CalWORKs, CalFresh
and/or Medi-Cal is online at
Or in our office at:
333 E. Washington Street
Stockton, CA 95202
Telephone: (209) 468-1000
Fax: (209) 932-2662
Once a customer starts to receive CalFresh, the customer must
keep the Eligibility Worker (EW) informed about changes, in
All CalFresh recipients, with the exception of Annual
Reporting Child Only (AR/CO) and 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 an
AR/CO or Change Reporting Household recipient and what the
reporting requirements are for your specific case.
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