How Do I Apply for CalFresh?

Online

You may apply for CalFresh benefits online at the Benefits CalWIN web site

  • Get overview information on CalWORKs, CalFresh, Medi-Cal

  • Check for potential eligibility to CalWORKs, CalFresh, and/or Medi-Cal

  • Report changes and/or renew benefits

  • Request a call back from a worker during normal business hours

  • Find Social Services Agency office locations and contact information

      

You may also apply for CalFresh benefits by downloading the CalWIN Mobile Application using either your IPhone or Android devices

  • Get overview information on CalWORKs, CalFresh, and Medi-Cal
  • Access your secure and private benefit information
  • Find Social Services Agency office locations and GPS directions

                

In Person

  • Applications for the CalFresh Program can be completed in person
  • To begin the process you will need to locate the Social Services Regional Center that serves your city or zip code.
  • You should be prepared to spend a minimum of two hours at the Social Services Regional Center
  • Unless there is an emergent need for medical care, benefits may not be issued the same day

By Phone (To request an application)

  • Apply during business hours Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm at 1-800-281-9799
  • Get Social Services Agency office hours and locations
  • Obtain secure and private benefit information for CalWORKs, CalFresh, Medi-Cal, and/or General Relief
  • Request a replacement Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) and/or Medi-Cal Card
  • Access Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 Links

If you are unable to access any of these documents please call 1-800-281-9799 and one will be sent to you