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How to keep getting CalFresh without interruption

You'll need to submit annual and semi-annual reports on your income, household composition, and expenses. Online at MyBenefitsCalWIN you can submit those reports and to easily update your contact information, check your EBT balance, and receive notices online. You can also call (415) 558-4700 with any questions about CalFresh. 

CalFresh requirements

CalFresh work rule: The CalFresh work rule has been waived until 6/30/2023.  Until then, CalFresh recipients will NOT be required to work in order to receive benefits. 

SAR 7 (Eligibility Status Report): Every six months, most must complete and submit a SAR 7 Form to report changes that could impact eligibility, such as changes in income, household composition, and/or expenses. We’ll mail you the form before the due date. You can mail it back or submit it online at MyBenefitsCalWin. For more instructions view the video or call us at (415) 558-4700.

Annual recertification: Each year, most must renew your eligibility on time in order to keep getting CalFresh without interruption. We will mail you a recertification Form CF 37 before the submission due date. Your caseworker will interview you by phone and help you complete the form. You can also recertify online at MyBenefitsCalWin. For more information call (415) 558-4700.

Transitional Nutrition Benefit for SSI households: Recertification has been waived until 11/2023. We will send you your next TNB Form 4 between 11/2023 and 10/2024, depending on your renewal month. Call us for more information at (415) 558-4700

Unemployment benefits: If you receive unemployment benefits, you may still qualify for CalFresh. Call us for details at (415) 558-4700.

Income changes

  • Income decreases: If your income has decreased or stopped due to job loss or greater expenses, you may be eligible for more CalFresh benefits. Call us for assistance at (415) 558-4700.
  • Income increases: If you have an IRT and your income went up, call us within 10 days to report the income change at (415) 558-4700.