California EBT Deposit Schedule for 2021

If you are a California EBT cardholder, it can be confusing to find out when you will be receiving your monthly CalFresh payments. In this post, we will provide you with the California EBT Deposit Schedule for 2021 so know exactly when you will receive your monthly benefits deposit.

If you are looking for the payment schedule for extra food stamps under Emergency Allotment, see our CalFresh Monthly Extra Food Stamps Schedule for 2021.

"California EBT Deposit Schedule"

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) is responsible for administering the EBT card program.

The Calfornia EBT card is used to distribute food and cash benefits to those eligible California residents that have been approved for public assistance benefits.

The California EBT card is used to deliver benefits for the following government assistance programs:

In this post, we will cover the following topics:

  • California EBT Deposit Schedule
  • California EBT Cash Benefit Schedule
  • What to do if you did not receive your EBT Benefits
  • How to Check California EBT Card Balance
  • What to do if you did not receive your EBT Benefits
  • California EBT Customer Service

To find out when you will receive your monthly California EBT benefits payment, keep reading below.

California EBT Deposit Schedule for 2021

In the state of California, each county distributes CalFresh benefits to those who qualify.

In addition, there is no single date on which all CalFresh benefits are issued.

Instead, Food Stamps Benefits are deposited on EBT Cards over the first 10 days of every month.

When your food stamps benefit is deposited on your EBT Card depends on the last digit of your case number.

Benefits are available on Weekends and Holidays.

Any remaining balance on your EBT card is added to the next month’s balance.

Here is the schedule of payment based on the last digit of your case number:

If the last number of your case number is: Then your EBT food benefits will be available on the:
1 1st day of the month
2 2nd day of the month
3 3rd day of the month
4 4th day of the month
5 5th day of the month
6 6th day of the month
7 7th day of the month
8 8th day of the month
9 9th day of the month
0 10th day of the month

Once your benefits are deposited into your account, you can begin using them with your CalFresh EBT card to purchase eligible food items.

If you need help finding your California Case Number, please contact your local CDSS  office.

To find a CDSS office near you, click here.

California EBT Cash Benefit Schedule for 2021

When your Cash Assistance benefit is deposited on your EBT Card depends on the last digit of your case number.

Benefits are available on Weekends and Holidays.

Any remaining balance on your EBT card is added to the next month’s balance.

Here is the schedule of payment based on the last digit of your case number:

If the last number of your case number is: Then your EBT cash benefits will be available on the:
1,2,3 1st day of the month
4,5,6,7 2nd day of the month
8,9,0 3rd day of the month

What to do if you did not Receive your EBT Benefits

If you did not receive your EBT benefits for the month, it could be due to several reasons, including:

  • You did not Recertify
  • Failure to submit the SAR-7 report on time
  • You no longer meet the eligibility requirements
  • Failure to comply with employment requirements
  • Missed an appointment with the CDSS
  • Did not respond to a letter from the CDSS asking for information
  • You committed food stamps fraud

For further information regarding the status of your benefits, please contact your local county CDSS office.

You can locate the address and telephone number for your county CDSS office here.

You can Appeal the Decision to Cutoff your Benefits

If you disagree with a decision by the county CDSS office to cutoff your SNAP benefits (CalFresh), you can appeal and ask for a hearing in writing or by phone.

it’s best to also appeal in writing.

The CDSS hearing office must get your appeal within 90 days of the decision to cut off your benefits.

If you want to keep your benefits during the appeal, your appeal must be received within 10 days of the date the notice was mailed.

However, even if you appeal within 10 days, CDSS cannot continue your SNAP benefits beyond the end of your most recent certification period.

California EBT Card Balance Check

Here’s how to check the balance on your CalFresh EBT Card.

Option 1 – Check your Last Receipt

The first option for checking your California EBT Card balance is to check your last receipt.

This is the easiest and quickest way to locate the current balance on your California EBT Card.

Once you locate your last receipt, the card balance will be listed at the bottom of your grocery store receipt or the ATM receipt if you also get cash benefits.

You should get in the habit of keeping your most current EBT receipt, that way, you always have a quick way to check your balance before you shop.

Option 2 – Login to CalFresh EBT Card Account

The second option for checking your California EBT Card balance is online through the Advantage Card website.

To log in, visit the ebt.ca.gov sign in, then enter your User ID and password.

Once logged in, you’ll be able to view your current balance and transaction history.

If you do not have an ebtEDGE account, you can create an Advantage Card Account here.

California EBT Card Balance check"

Option 3 – Check CalFresh EBT Balance by Phone

Lastly, you can check your CalFresh EBT Card balance is by phone.

Call the EBT Customer Service number (1-877-328-9677) on the back of your card.

The Customer Service Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

After you call, enter your sixteen (16) digit EBT card number and you will hear your current CalFresh or cash account balance(s).

California EBT Card Customer Service

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Here’s what the California EBT Support center can help you with:

  • Reporting Lost or Stolen EBT Card
  • Getting a Replacement California EBT Card
  • How to Change Your Pin
  • Transaction Disputes
  • Using Your Card out of State

California EBT Customer Care Center

Contact a customer service representative for help with your California EBT card by calling the phone number below.

California EBT Phone Number

1-(877) 328-9677

If you need further assistance with your CalFresh benefits, you can contact your local CDSS office.

Click here to locate an office near you.

California EBT Deposit Schedule Summary

Here’s the bottom line:

For both CalFresh EBT and Cash Benefits EBT:

When your benefit is deposited on your EBT Card depends on the last digit of your case number.

Benefits are available on Weekends and Holidays.

If you did not receive your EBT benefits for the month, it could be due to several reasons.

The best course of action is to contact your local CDSS office for more information about why you did not get your benefits.

Questions?

We hope this post on the California EBT Deposit Schedule for 2021 was helpful.

If you have further questions about California EBT Card, CalFresh, or P-EBT, please let us know in the comments section below.

Be sure to check out our other articles about CalFresh and CalFresh EBT, including CalFresh LoginCalFresh Income LimitRestaurants that Accept EBT in LA CountyHow to Apply for CA Food Stamps, and How to Purchase Groceries Online with California EBT.