Documents Needed to Apply
Below is a list of documents needed when applying for CalFresh benefits.
If you are eligible to CalFresh Expedited Service, you will only need to show your identification. The other information/documents can be given to the eligibility worker later (See FAQ, “What is CalFresh Expedited Service?”)
|Identification||Identity may be verified through a variety of documents, including but not limited to, Department of Motor Vehicles ID or driver's license, work or school ID, voter registration card or birth certificate.|
|Residency||Your driver’s license, check stubs, rent or mortgage receipt, lease agreement, or utility bill|
|Immigration Status||Green card (I-551), I-94, or other document provided by the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|
|Earned Income||Check stubs or a statement from your employer|
|Other Income||Your award letter or a current benefit check (example: SSA, unemployment, disability)|
|Housing and Utility Costs||Mortgage or rent receipts, a lease or statement from your landlord, a property tax statement, utility bill or receipt (not required, but this income deduction will not be applied until verified)|
|Medical Bills||Health insurance, doctor bills, hospital bills, drug receipts, pharmacy statements, etc.|
To find out if you may be eligible to receive CalFresh/SNAP, you can complete the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Pre-Screening Tool.