What are the income requirements for CalFresh?

CalFresh looks at gross income (before taxes), program deductions, and certain household expenses. An eligibility specialist will talk to you about your income and help you identify allowable expenses.

CalFresh Income Eligibility Standards for Federal Fiscal Year 2023
Effective October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023

Gross Monthly Income (200% of FPL)
Gross Monthly Income  (130% of FPL)
Net Monthly Income (100% of FPL)
$2,148$1,396 $1,133
$6,688$4,347 $3,493
Each additional member

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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?