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.


Effective February 1, 2011 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, 2018).

Family Size











Income Limit

$2024 $2744 $3464 $4184  $4904 $5624 $6344 $7064 $7784  $8504

To Apply