CalFresh Policy Updates July 2022

CalFresh has recently updated it’s policies. The 2 main updates to keep in mind as a current or potential benefit recipient are what follows:


CalFresh Policy Updates July 2022

Previously, CalFresh Benefits would be removed from EBT cards after 12 months of inactivity.

Now, EBT cards that are inactive after 9 months will lose their benefits. Once the benefits are no longer available, they cannot be reinstated. Fortunately, this will not affect eligibility for future benefits.


Usually, when adding a person to your CalFresh Household, you must provide a list of documents, including a Social Security Number (SSN).

Individuals who add an infant to their CalFresh Household now have a extended period before needing to present the baby’s SSN. The household has at least until the infant is 6 months to provide the infant’s SSN to the county.

If the application or recertification of CalFresh Benefits happns after the infant is 6 months old, the household must provide the SSN (or application for SSN, or good cause for not applying for SSN).

For more information on CalFresh Benefits, visit their webpage.

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For any assistance on applying to programs like CalFresh, or any questions you may have, call us at (844) 245-1900.

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