Food Stamps / CalFresh
Most Frequently Viewed Resources
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.
Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.
The Constitution; Executive and Administrative Laws; County, Appellate, Supreme Court, and Federal Districts; State Legislation; and Legal Guides.
This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.
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.
Looking for Benefits? Answer questions to find out which government benefits you may be eligible to receive.
Rules about income, money, and legal status.
Alphabetical Listing of Resources
If you don"t have money for your child"s needs, you can apply for aid.
Basic information about living in the United States and finding services.
Apply online here instead of by mail, phone, or in-person.
You may be eligible if you are a "qualified" immigrant.
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.
Some people who are homeless may qualify for food help through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
You can request a free interpreter to be with you in court.
A court interpreter verbally translates (called “interpreting”) everything the judge and others say from spoken English into your primary language, and everything you say back into spoken English.
This resource has the answers to commonly asked questions about court interpreters, including how to ask for one.
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.
Check out some useful resource videos on public benefit.
This online tool can help see if you qualify.
Provides low-income seniors with check booklets to purchase fresh food.
How do I request a fair hearing regarding my public assistance benefits? I need an In-Home Supportive Services provider denial hearing. I would like to contact the State Hearing Division about Paraphrased Regulations and Notes.
Locations of farmers' markets throughout the state.
Details about employment and training, workfare, and referrals.