California Food Stamps Payment Schedule – August 2023

In the state of California, there are currently 3,006,076 households receiving SNAP benefits or Food Stamps, with about 5,279,190 Californians receiving benefits in March 2023 alone, according to USDA data. If you are currently receiving SNAP benefits in California, knowing when your food stamps will be deposited into your EBT card is important in helping you budget for the month. In this post, we will provide the California Food Stamps Payment Schedule for August 2023, including Cash Assistance deposits.

See the July 2023 Schedule here.

"California Food Stamps Payment Schedule for August"

California Food Stamps Payment Schedule for August 2023

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

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

Instead, in all counties, benefits are sent out over the first 10 days of every month, based on the last digit of your case number.

See below for the CalFresh payment schedule for California for August 2023.

If your Case Number ends in Your CalFresh Benefits are available on
1 Tuesday, August 1
2 Wednesday, August 2
3 Thursday, August 3
4 Friday, August 4
5 Saturday, August 5
6 Sunday, August 6
7 Monday, August 7
8 Tuesday, August 8
9 Wednesday, August 9
0 Thursday, August 10

California EBT Cash Benefit Schedule for 2023

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 your Case Number ends in Your CalFresh Benefits are available on
1,2,3 Tuesday, August 1
4,5,6,7 Wednesday, August 2
8,9,0 Thursday, August 3

How much will I get in California Food Stamps?

The chart below shows the maximum SNAP benefits you can get based on the number of people in your household.

To calculate the exact amount you are likely to get based on your household income, see our post on California SNAP Calculator.

Maximum SNAP Benefit Amount by Household Size for Fiscal Year 2023
Effective October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023
Household Size Maximum SNAP Benefit Allotment
1 $281
2 $516
3 $740
4 $939
5 $1,116
6 $1,339
7 $1,480
8 $1,691
Each Additional Household Member: +$211

Food Stamps: August Benefits for California Recipients

All SNAP households should receive their August benefits according to schedule.

If you did not receive your food stamps on schedule, call the SNAP office to find out why.

You can use your CalFresh benefits to shop online, including on Amazon and Walmart.

Additionally, you can use CalFresh benefits to purchase produce at farmers’ markets, including markets that offer double bucks.

California SSI Recipients can get CalFresh

Beginning Summer of 2019, those receiving SSI/SSP are eligible for CalFresh, provided they meet all other SNAP eligibility requirements.

If you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you can get CalFresh benefits. There is no change or reduction to SSI/SSP payments.

CalFresh benefits for one person range between $20 to $250. Benefits are based on your household size, income, and monthly expenses.

How to Double CalFresh Benefits with Market Match

Market Match is a nutrition incentive program offered at 130 farmers’ markets across the state of California.

The program doubles customers’ buying power when they spend their CalFresh EBT benefits at participating markets.

Market Match supports local farms and helps low-income shoppers afford more locally grown fruits and vegetables.

How to get Market Match Dollars

Getting market match dollars is easy.

Simply visit the market info booth, where staff will swipe your EBT card for the amount you choose.

Then the market manager provides $1 wooden tokens that can be used like cash at the farmers’ stalls to purchase many foods, plus seeds/plants that produce food in a garden.

With Market Match, you will also receive a bonus of free Market Match dollar tokens on top of that, to stretch your CalFresh dollars further.

This bonus matching benefit is available once per market day, all season long as funds permit.

What are the benefits of Market Match?

Market Match makes fresh produce affordable to low-income families.

Fruit and vegetables are an essential part of a healthy diet, but they cost more per calorie than most processed foods.

Therefore families on a tight food budget are often unable to afford enough for optimum health.

Market Match makes food stamp dollars go farther, and it also helps level the playing field by making local and sustainable produce more accessible to people with limited income.

Most New CalFresh Adults Are Employed at Some Point

According to a new study, most adults new to CalFresh are workers who have at least one longer-term job.

A new study by the Public Policy Institute of California shows that although CalFresh eligibility does not hinge on employment, nearly 90 percent of working participants hold at least one longer-term job.

Additionally, nearly two-thirds also hold at least one short-term job.

The image below provides further insights.

"Most calfresh recipients have jobs"

Also, when you look at the 84 percent of adults who have some employment, almost 79% also experience at least one quarter without recorded earnings.

California Food Stamps Payment Schedule for August Summary

Here’s the bottom line about the California Food Stamps Payment Schedule for August 2023:

SNAP households in all counties in California should have their SNAP deposits between August 1st – August 10th.


We hope this post on the California SNAP Payment Schedule for August was helpful.

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

Be sure to check out our other articles about CalFresh and CalFresh EBT, including:

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