What is CalFresh?
In California, the SNAP has been changed to CalFresh. To qualify for this, a monthly gross income of 200 percent below the poverty line or a gross income of below 1,133 dollars for a single-person household is being set. The eligibility standards needed to qualify for CalFresh are left to the discretion of the state.
How long does it take for you to get approved?
After your submission, you will either be approved or declined with CalFresh benefits for around 30 days.
How to check your Status?
You can check the status of your application by calling the CalFresh hotline, 1-877-847-3663 which can be accessed in several languages.
The economic year 2022 will be recalled for the cost of living crisis that overwhelmed the United States of America. American citizens thrived with higher prices for everyday items such as groceries, gas, and other utilities as a result of the supply chain issues and Russia’s attack on Ukraine and the sanctions imposed on Russian oil imports sent the price of gas higher than its normal price, despite leaving the worst of the pandemic behind.
Inflation was not in good condition so the American Federal Reserve was forced to enforce a series of interest rate hikes to help constrain the inflation rate, which is estimated to be 7.1 percent for the past year.
This just means that a greater number of households started to depend on welfare programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and assist them to meet their everyday needs.
The first half of 2023 is also likely to bring a raised cost of living, it might be cautious to avail of specific welfare programs such as SNAP if you meet the required standards.
Already Getting CalFresh?
If you want to know more about your CalFresh benefits, get in touch with your county social services agency.