CalFresh (Food Stamps)

Am I eligible?

Most households qualify for CalFresh if they meet eligibility requirements and their resources and income are within certain limits.

Households are:

  • An individual living alone.
  • An individual living with others but who buys food and cooks meals separately.
  • A group of individuals living together who buy food and cook meals together.
  • Parents living with their children 21 years old or younger (married or unmarried, with their own children or not) must apply as one household.
  • Adult children (22 years or older) living with their parents can have a separate household as long as they buy and cook their meals apart from the parents.
  • A woman or a woman with children living temporarily in a battered woman's shelter.


Resources (money and property) will not be counted when determining eligibility for CalFresh. If you are applying for cash aid or Medi-Cal, resources will be counted for those programs.

Income Limits

To be eligible, your monthly gross income (before payroll deductions) must be the same or below the amount listed in the chart below for your household size (effective date October 1, 2022).

Household Size









*Each additional person over household size of 8

$ Limit

$2,430 $3,288 $4,144 $5,000  $5,858 $6,714 $7,570 $8,428* add $858 per additional person

Expedited Services

You may get Expedited Services CalFresh within three (3) business days after submitting an application if you meet all other CalFresh requirements, provide identification and:

  • Your household’s combined gross monthly income and money on hand are less than your household’s combined monthly rent and utilities.
  • Your household makes less than $150 in monthly income and has less than $100 on hand right now.
  • You are a migrant or seasonal farm worker and have less than $100 on hand right now.

To Apply