Adults 60 and above & People pith disabilities

There are special rules for households with a member who has a disability or who is 60 years and older. The rules are complex but they help more people qualify for CalFresh.

As of June 1, 2019 people who receive SSI (Supplemental Security Income) are eligible for CalFresh in California. You can find more information on SSI & applying for CalFresh here.

Eligibility Questions:

  1. Does anyone in your household have a disability or is anyone at least 60 years of age?

  2. Is your monthly income before taxes less than the amount allowed? Use this chart to see if your household’s monthly income, before taxes and other deductions, is under the limit allowed for your household size.

If you answered YES to both questions, your household may be eligible for CalFresh. Be sure to report your medical and housing costs when you apply.

If you answered NO, your household may still qualify for CalFresh if you have less than $3,250 in assets and resources.

Examples of resources and assets:

- Cash – on hand or in the bank
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Stocks and bonds
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Money from insurance settlements
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Personal injury claims
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Inheritances
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State tax refund

You can own your car, home, and retirement plan and still qualify for CalFresh.


The following items are NOT counted as resources*:

- Tax-preferred savings vehicles (Keogh plans, IRAs, pension plans, etc.)
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The home you live in and household property
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The household’s personal things and household goods (clothes, furniture, appliances, etc.)
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Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
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Burial plots
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Federal tax refund
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Cars or vehicles of any value
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Any funds or assets of, or payments to, Native American tribal members

*Additional exceptions may apply to people who are self-employed or victims of domestic violence.