CalFresh Expansion

CalFresh is Expanding to include SSI/SSP Recipients

Have you or your family been ineligible to CalFresh because at least 1 person receives Supplemental Security Income (SSI/SSP) from Social Security? Effective June 1, 2019, the law will change and allow those that receive SSI/SSP to be eligible to CalFresh. If you are not already an excluded member on a CalFresh case:

Apply today to see if you are eligible!

Existing CalFresh Households

Does your CalFresh Household contain a person who receives Supplemental Security Income (SSI/SSP) from Social Security?


You do not need to make any report to us.

At your household’s next Renewal or Semi-Annual Report (SAR 7), we will automatically add the SSI/SSP person including their income and deductions to the CalFresh Household.


If you experience a decrease or discontinuance, you will receive a substitute food benefit from one of two new state funded programs: the Supplemental Nutritional Benefit (SNB) or the Transitional Nutrition Benefit (TNB). These benefits are based on a chart provided by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS). These alternate CalFresh benefits will be loaded onto your EBT card and will be usable exactly like CalFresh benefits.

Helpful Numbers

Child Abuse Hotline

(209) 468-1333

Elder Abuse

(209) 468-3780 or
(888) 800-4800

Fraud Hotline

(209) 953-7733