Who is Eligible for CalFresh?

CalFresh is available to individuals and families with low incomes, including seniors, college students, and veterans. Citizens and most legal residents are eligible. Undocumented immigrants are usually not eligible, but can apply for their children who are legal residents or U.S. citizens.

Even if you have applied for CalFresh before, you should try again. New legislation has passed to increase access and you may be eligible now even if you weren’t before.

You can qualify even if you:

  • Earn money from a job
  • Get unemployment benefits
  • Get general assistance/relief
  • Get child support
  • Are part of CalWORKs
  • Get disability benefits
  • Have money in savings
  • Are a college student with financial aid



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