Starting in June 2019, SSI/SSP recipients will be eligible to apply for CalFresh benefits!

Major changes are coming to Californians who receive SSI/SSP benefits. San Diego Hunger Coalition is ready to help our partners and their clients navigate the CalFresh program with resources, tips, and a helping hand.

On this page, you will find forms, guides, and regular updates for the SSI Cashout. For additional information or support connecting SSI recipients to CalFresh, please contact Jaqueline Hess at

Do you receive SSI benefits? Head on over to our SSI Recipient page for helpful information to get you started with CalFresh!

CalFresh & SSI Basics

  • Receiving CalFresh does not affect SSI/SSP benefit amount.

  • Receiving CalFresh will not replace the SSI/SSP food benefit.

  • SSI recipients living with others already receiving CalFresh will be auto-enrolled in the program between June and December 2019.

  • SSI recipients not auto-enrolled may apply by calling 2-1-1 or going to


There have been reports of SSI recipients receiving phone calls offering application assistance for a fee. Please be sure to remind your clients:

  • Do Not give your personal information over the phone

  • Do Not pay money for application assistance

  • Do Not accept unsolicited phone calls offering application assistance

  • DO access professional assistance by going to

Help us spread the word by posting one of the images below to your social media and sharing with your networks, colleagues, clients, and friends.