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.
What is CalFresh?
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, by mail or by coming in to our office. To apply, only the name, address and signature of a responsible member of the household is needed.
To apply for CALFRESH, Cash Aid, and or MEDI-CAL/HEALTH CARE programs, fill out the application below and schedule an interview with San Joaquin County Human Services Agency.
English SAWS 1 Application
Spanish SAWS 1 Application
To apply for CALFRESH only, fillout this form and schedule an interview with San Joaquin County Human Services Agency.
English CF 285
Spanish CF 285
The easiest and quickest way to apply for CalWORKs, CalFresh and/or Medi-Cal is online at www.benefitscal.com.
Or in our office at:
333 E. Washington Street
Stockton, CA 95202
M-F 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
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 order to:
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.
Do you have any physical, mental, or emotional conditions that make it harder for you to apply for benefits or meet program requirements? We can give extra help.
The law protects people with physical, mental, and developmental disabilities as well as others with serious health problems (42 U.S.C. § 12132).
Click here to download the PUB 13 and Pamphlet on requesting an accommodation.
Click here for an English audio reading of the PUB 13.
For more information on Child Support Services visit https://www.sjgov.org/department/dcss/
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