How long does it take to receive CalFresh benefits?

The county will process your application as fast as it can. You may be eligible to receive CalFresh within 3 days if you meet the expedited services criteria. Otherwise, you will have benefits no later than 30 days from the date the office received your application.

A household qualifies for expedited service if it:

  • Has less than $150 in monthly income and less than $100 in liquid resources (cash, savings, or checking); or
  • Has housing costs that are more than its monthly income and liquid resources; or
  • Is a migrant or seasonal farm worker who is destitute.

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1. What Is CalFresh?
2. What is Expedited Service (Expedited CalFresh / Emergency CalFresh)?
3. What if I disagree with the County’s decision about expedited CalFresh?
4. What are the income requirements for CalFresh?
5. Do I have to be on Public Assistance to be eligible to receive CalFresh?
6. How long does it take to receive CalFresh benefits?
7. What foods can I buy with CalFresh?
8. I am a single adult without dependents; can I apply for CalFresh benefits?
9. What if I have a bank account, own a home or have a car?
10. What if I’m not a US Citizen?
11. What does the application process look like?
12. What happens if I have a lottery or gambling win?