The amount of benefits you can receive is dependent on your family size, countable income, and monthly expenses such as housing, utilities, and so forth.

Benefits may not be used for items such as alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, or paper products.

EBT Scam Alert 

Recent Scams

If you’ve received a text or phone call asking for your personal information, contact your county right away. The county or state will never text or call you requesting your EBT card number and your personal identification number (PIN). Never give your EBT Card number and PIN to anyone. With this information, someone could steal your benefits.

CalFresh Facts / Hechos de CalFresh

 Household Income Guidelines

Electronic Benefits Transfer Card 

If you qualify for CalFresh assistance, you will receive an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) debit card. You can use your card to purchase food items at participating stores, or check your account balance, find retailers, and ATMs that accept the EBT card.

Online Purchases

You are now able to use your EBT card to purchase groceries online on select websites.  Click here for more information.

To check the balance on your EBT card click here to create an online account and be able to use the online services.

Obtain more information about where to use your EBT card, how to locate your balance, how to use your card as well as other useful information by clicking here for English or here for Spanish.

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