California CalFresh Eligibility Calculator

This tool helps you determine if you may be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in California, also known as CalFresh. Simply fill in the required information and find out your potential benefits.

* Please note, this tool is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a formal application. Our website is not associated with any government programs.

Include everyone you live with and share meals with, such as children or young adults under 22, parents, and spouses, even if they buy and prepare food separately.





Total monthly income before taxes from employment or self-employment.

This includes Social Security, disability, child support, worker’s compensation, unemployment benefits, pension income, or other sources of income.

Monthly costs of daycare, babysitters, or other child care needed for work.

Out-of-pocket medical expenses for elderly or disabled members that exceed $35.

Monthly rent or mortgage costs.

Monthly utility costs including heating, cooling, electricity, water, etc.

Legally obligated child support payments.

Results

Understanding Your CalFresh Eligibility Results

Based on the information you provided, you can get an estimate of your potential CalFresh benefits. Remember, this tool is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a formal application.

To apply for CalFresh, visit the official California government website or contact your local county office. If you need further assistance, consider reaching out to local support agencies or food banks.

Next Steps:

  1. Gather Documentation: When you’re ready to apply, make sure you have all necessary documents, such as proof of income, rent/mortgage receipts, and utility bills.
  2. Submit Your Application: You can apply online, by mail, or in person at your local county office.
  3. Interview: After submitting your application, you may need to complete an interview, either by phone or in person.
  4. Receive Benefits: If you’re approved, you’ll receive an EBT card, which works like a debit card to buy groceries.

Additional Resources:

Staying informed can help you make the best decisions for your household’s needs. For more information on CalFresh and other assistance programs, explore our detailed guides and resources.