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California Food Stamps Payment Schedule for December 2022

In the state of California, there are currently 2,579,564 households receiving SNAP benefits or Food Stamps, with about 4,553,236 Californians receiving benefits in August 2022 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 December 2022, including Cash Assistance deposits.

California Food Stamps Payment Schedule for December 2022

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 December 2022.

If your Case Number ends in CalFresh Benefits are deposited on
1 December 1
2 December 2
3 December 3
4 December 4
5 December 5
6 December 6
7 December 7
8 December 8
9 December 9
0 December 10

California EBT Cash Benefit Schedule for 2022

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 Cash Assistance Benefits are deposited on
1,2,3 December 1
4,5,6,7 December 2
8,9,0 December 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.

CalFresh Maximum 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: Add $211

Food Stamps: December Benefits for California Recipients

All SNAP households should receive their December 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.

Updated CalFresh Income Limits for 2023

Each year, the USDA is responsible for setting the Income Eligibility Standards for SNAP. These standards are then used to perform an income test on all households that apply for food stamp benefits.

The income test is required for all households, unless your household is already receiving cash assistance benefits from the federal government or your state.

The CalFresh Income Limit for 2022-2023 is based on your household’s total income and size.

Here’s the new 2022-2023 increase in CalFresh Income Limit requirements.

CalFresh Income Eligibility Standards for Fiscal Year 2023
Effective October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023
Household Size Monthly Gross Income (200% of FPL) Monthly Gross Income (130% of FPL) Monthly Net Income (100% of FPL)
1 $2,265 $1,473 $1,133
2 $3,052 $1,984 $1,526
3 $3,839 $2,495 $1,920
4 $4,625 $3,007 $2,313
5 $5,412 $3,518 $2,706
6 $6,199 $4,029 $3,100
7 $6,985 $4,541 $3,493
8 $7,772 $5,052 $3,886
Each Additional Household Member: Add $787 $512 $394

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.

New CalFresh program provides up to $100 of free groceries each month

Here’s some good news for CalFresh recipients in Southern California.

According to this news report by Los Angeles TV station KTLA, a new program will allow families and individuals can earn up to $100 per month to spend on fresh food.

The program, called “Más Fresco”, is currently running at Northgate Markets in Southern California.

It will allow CalFresh participants to earn up to $100 every month to spend on fruits and vegetables.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible, you must be a CalFresh recipient, at least 18 years of age or older.

Also, the rewards can only be earned and used at a Northgate Market location in Southern California.

Click here to enroll.

After enrolling for the free rewards program, participants will be randomly assigned one of two benefits:

  • Earn $2 for every $1 of CalFresh benefits spent on qualifying fruits or vegetables
  • Earn $4 for every $1 of CalFresh benefits spent on qualifying fruits or vegetables

Both have maximum rewards of up to $100 per month.

For the entire story, click here.

California Food Stamps Payment Schedule for December Summary

Here’s the bottom line about the California Food Stamps Payment Schedule for December 2022:

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

Questions?

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

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

Also, be sure to check out our other articles about California SNAP and EBT, including:

Kwame Kuadey

Kwame Kuadey writes about personal finance and the social safety net. His career started in banking but he caught the entrepreneurial bug and has spent the last decade building successful businesses, including an Inc. 500 Company. Kwame believes everyone has the power to improve their quality of life by seeking knowledge and taking action. In 2012, Kwame founded Empower Media to help low-income households improve their financial situation. His expertise is in topics relevant to low-income households, including government benefits and assistance, banking products, access to credit, plus tools & resources to help reduce income volatility and build wealth. Kwame has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc. Magazine, Washington Post, ABC, and NPR.

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