CalFresh (formerly known as Food Stamps) counts most types of income to determine if a household is eligible. A household must have a total gross monthly income less than or equal to 130% of the federal poverty level, and total net monthly income less than or equal to 100% of the federal poverty level to be eligible for CalFresh.
- Gross monthly income means a household’s total income before excluding deductions allowed under the program.
- Net monthly income means gross income minus allowable deductions.
- Deductions are expenses that are subtracted from the household’s monthly gross income when determining eligibility and the amount of CalFresh benefits that will be received monthly.
Elderly/disabled households only have to meet the net monthly income standard.
For October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014, the monthly income limits are:
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To find out if you may be eligible to receive CalFresh, you can complete the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Pre-screening Eligibility Tool.
Also see the:
- CalFresh (Food Stamps) Income Qualification Flyer and
- CalFresh (Food Stamps) Income Qualification Flyer for Seniors