The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in California is commonly known as CalFresh and this is directly deposited to their EBT card.
CalFresh is part of the federally funded SNAP benefits. The money that eligible recipients will receive is directly deposited into the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. Typically, low-income families people and families received this monthly benefit.
In a published article in The Washington Examiner, those who passed the requirements set by the Department of Social Services will receive the CalFresh benefits within 30 days.
Meanwhile, they can see their CalFresh if they earn less than $150 in the month they applied and if they only have $100 in cash. On the other hand, those who are seeking emergency services can receive the CalFresh no later than the third calendar day after applying.
When to Use CalFresh?
According to a published article in The Gazette, recipients of CalFresh can use it to buy nutritious foods such as bread, fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy products, seeds, and more. However, it cannot be used to buy heated foods along with alcohol, tobacco products, and pet food.
Furthermore, the restriction on what recipients can buy using their Food Stamps or SNAP Benefits varies from one state to the other, that also includes the amount they received. In California, the majority of households receive an amount of $200 a month.