> California Food Stamp Program
Food Stamps is a Federally funded program that helps low-income people buy the food they need for good health. For most households, food stamps are only part of their food budget; they must spend some of their own cash along with their food stamps in order to buy enough food for a month. To determine eligibility, you should contact your local county welfare department.
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of California and fall into one of two groups: (1) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $2,001, or (2) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $3,001 who share their household with a person or persons age 60 and over, or with a person with a disability (a child, your spouse, a parent, or yourself). For either group, you must also have an annual household income of less than $14,079 if one person lives in the household; $18,941 if two people live in the household; $23,803 if three people live in the household; $28,665 if four people live in the household; $33,527 if five people live in the household; $38,389 if six people live in the household; $43,251 if seven people live in the household; or $48,113 if eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $4,862 for each additional person in the home.
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