Food Stamps / CalFresh
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Read about where to file your lawsuit or case. Information on jurisdiction and venue.
If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.
This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.
The Constitution; Executive and Administrative Laws; County, Appellate, Supreme Court, and Federal Districts; State Legislation; and Legal Guides.
If you don"t have money for your child"s needs, you can apply for aid.
Apply online here instead of by mail, phone, or in-person.
Guardianships, dependency proceedings, getting a child out of a shelter, visitation rights of grandparents, when permanent custody is necessary, adoption, foster care, public benefits, relative caregiver options chart, and school issues.
Details about employment and training, workfare, and referrals.
Information on D-Snap and Snap eligibility and benefits
Check out some useful resource videos on public benefit.
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Basic information about living in the United States and finding services.
You can also call 1 (800) 621 - 3362.
Rules about income, money, and legal status.
Phone numbers for your county's social services.
No one is ineligible for either CalFresh or CalWORKs because of a prior felony drug conviction.
Search by city, zip code, or phone area code.
CalFresh, Hot Food Waiver, Food Banks
Some people who are homeless may qualify for food help through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
CalFresh time limits; How to keep getting CalFresh benefits (certification periods); Failing to fill out or submit the Semi-Annual Report form (SAR 7); Coming in for an interview before the certification period is over; Restoration of "non-assistance" CalFresh benefits after curing the basis for termination; What happens if the household moves; Replacing CalFresh benefits if something happens to them; Non-work program penalties.
The LSNC CalFresh Guide provides an independent, authoritative resource for advocates in California helping low-income households get and keep their CalFresh benefits.
What to do if the CalFresh office has done something wrong.
Underissuances: getting too few CalFresh benefits, and overissuances: getting too many CalFresh benefits.
Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.
How do I request a fair hearing regarding my public assistance benefits?
This online tool can help see if you qualify.
Provides low-income seniors with check booklets to purchase fresh food.
Locations of farmers' markets throughout the state.