What if I need help right away?

You may qualify for Expedited Services and receive your CalFresh benefits within three (3) days if you meet the requirements for Expedited Services.

  • Your household’s monthly income before deductions is less than $150 and your you have less than $100 available in cash or in bank accounts or
  • Your household’s housing costs (rent/mortgage and utilities) are more than your monthly gross income and available money or
  • You are a migrant or seasonal farmworker household with less than $100 in bank accounts and 1) your income stopped, or 2) your income has started but you do not expect to get more than $25 in the next 10 days or
  • You are a resident of a domestic violence shelter or are on the waiting list for a domestic violence shelter.

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1. What Is CalFresh?
2. How soon can I receive CalFresh Benefits?
3. What if I need help right away?
4. What if I disagree with the County’s decision about expedited CalFresh?
5. What are the income and benefit limits for CalFresh?
6. Do I have to be on Public Assistance to be eligible to receive CalFresh?
7. Are there foods I cannot 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?
13. How can I contact customer service for EBT?