Do you receive SSI/SSP benefits?

You may be eligible for CalFresh!

We’re here to help you! On this page you’ll find resources, contacts, and helpful information to get your CalFresh application started.

  • Receiving CalFresh will not reduce your SSI payment amount.

  • SSI recipients living alone or with another person not currently receiving CalFresh will likely be eligible for benefits and will need to apply for CalFresh.

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



  • Do Not give your personal information over the phone.

  • Do Not pay money for assistance.

  • Do Not accept unsolicited phone calls offering application assistance.

  • DO use the application methods below . . .

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Applying for CalFresh is easy!

Apply over the phone at 2-1-1

Apply online at


Visit one of our partners for in-person CalFresh Assistance:


Eligibility Scenarios for SSI Recipients

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SSI recipients living alone (or with other people not currently receiving CalFresh) could be eligible for benefits and should apply for CalFresh.

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SSI recipients living in households with members already receiving CalFresh will see similar amounts loaded onto the household EBT card and may even see an increase.

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Receiving CalFresh WILL NOT replace the SSI/SSP food benefit.

Are you a San Diego nonprofit organization or government agency that assists SSI recipients and would like help or information for enrolling them in CalFresh? Check out our Nonprofit Partner page for information and resources!