Food Stamps: Californians Will Receive Up to $1,751 in Snap Payments for January in Four Days


Dec 29, 2023

Residents of California will receive their first payment for January—worth up to $1,751—from CalFresh, the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, in four days.

In California, SNAP benefits are distributed to low-income individuals and families on the first of the month and end on the tenth. SNAP offers food assistance. Benefit recipients’ arrival dates in California are determined by their case numbers.

For example, Californians who applied for CalFresh and had case numbers ending in 1 or 2 received their benefits on January 1 and January 2, respectively. Payments for cases with numbers that end in zero will be made continuously through January 10th.

A household’s precise benefit amount is determined by several variables, such as size, income restrictions, and additional assets. For a single household, the maximum payment is $291; for a household of four, it is $973; and for a household of eight, it is $1,751. After eight, each additional family member’s food stamp benefit is increased by up to $219.

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Every month, SNAP benefits are transferred to an electronic benefits transfer card. At grocery stores, recipients can use the card to make eligible food purchases, such as fruits, vegetables, bread, meat, poultry, and drinks, just like they would with a debit card. Pet food, alcohol, and household goods are not eligible for SNAP benefits.

According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, roughly 5 million Californians, or 13% of the state’s total population, are eligible for CalFresh assistance.

Californians can visit the government portal run by the California Department of Social Services to apply for SNAP benefits, get more information on how to apply, or keep track of CalFresh benefits.

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