CalFresh Benefits

California SNAP Payment Schedule for May

In the state of California, there are currently 2,532,377 households receiving SNAP benefits or Food Stamps, with about 4,470,515 Californians receiving benefits in January 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 SNAP Payment Schedule for May 2022, including Cash Assistance deposits.

California SNAP Payment Schedule for May 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 May 2022.

Case Number ends in CalFresh Benefits are deposited on
1 May 1
2 May 2
3 May 3
4 May 4
5 May 5
6 May 6
7 May 7
8 May 8
9 May 9
0 May 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:

Case Number ends in Cash Assistance Benefits are deposited on
1,2,3 May 1
4,5,6,7 May 2
8,9,0 May 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.

Household Size Maximum SNAP Allotment
1 $250
2 $459
3 $658
4 $835
5 $992
6 $1,190
7 $1,316
8 $1,504
For each additional member over 8 +$188

Food Stamps: May Benefits for California Recipients

All SNAP households should receive their May 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.

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.

The video below from the CDSS provides details about how you can enroll in CalFresh if you are on SSI benefits.

California SNAP Payment Schedule for May 2022 Summary

Here’s the bottom line about the California SNAP Payment Schedule for May 2022:

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


We hope this post on the California SNAP Payment Schedule for May 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:

$3,000 Child Tax Credit from 2021 Stimulus
California P-EBT Extension for 2020/2021
How much will I get in CalFresh in 2021?
How to Complete CalFresh SAR 7 Form
Get Printable CalFresh SAR 7 Form

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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