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Do you know that you can apply for CalFresh, view documents, submit verifications, report new information, view your EBT balance and much more using BenefitsCal is also available on your mobile phone by going to the App Store or Google Play. For faster processing of your application fill out all questions on the application and submit proof of your income and identity.

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The CalFresh Program (formally called Food Stamps) is a Federally funded program that helps low-income people buy the food they need for good health. For most households, CalFresh is only part of their food budget. Households must spend some of their own cash along with their CalFresh benefits in order to buy enough food for a month.

These people may qualify, even if they have a job, own a home, or are getting cash assistance or other benefits:

  • Families
  • Individuals
  • Legal Non-Citizens
  • Elderly People
  • People with Disabilities

You may be able to get CalFresh benefits within three calendar days if:

  • Your household's monthly gross income (income before deductions) is less than $150 and your cash on hand or in checking or savings is not more than $100; or
  • Your household's housing costs (rent/mortgage and utilities) are more than your monthly gross income and money in checking/savings; or
  • You are a migrant or seasonal farmworker household with less than $100 in checking or savings and 1) your income stopped, or 2) your income has started but you do not expect to get more than $25 in the next ten days.

How do I apply?Click here
(Note: You have the right to file an incomplete application containing only the name, address and signature of a responsible member of the household.)

Public Notice - September 15, 2021: Are you getting CalFresh? Do you live in an area impacted by wildfires or power outages? Individuals and families can now buy prepared or hot foods with CalFresh at stores that accept EBT/P-EBT through October 3. See flyers in English and Spanish.

Public Notice - September 2019:
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service has issued new Cost-of-Living Adjustments for October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020. This means that, beginning October 1, some people who didn’t qualify for the CalFresh program may now qualify, and some people who have CalFresh may see an increase in their benefit.  Learn more

Call us or stop by one of our offices if you have questions. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm.

Placerville Office
3057 Briw Road, Suite A
Placerville, CA 95667
Phone: (530) 642-7300
Fax: (530) 626-7734

South Lake Tahoe Office
3368 Sandy Way
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone: (530) 573-3200
Fax: (530) 578-6049

Shingle Springs Office
3883 Ponderosa Rd
Shingle Springs, CA 95682
Phone: (530) 642-7300
Fax: (530) 626-7734

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