California SNAP Payment Schedule – May 2023

In the state of California, there are currently 2,963,632 households receiving SNAP benefits or Food Stamps, with about 5,196,207 Californians receiving benefits in December 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 2023, including Cash Assistance deposits.

When will Calfresh benefits be deposited in California for May?

BREAKING NEWS: Extra CalFresh Benefits Ending.

California SNAP Payment Schedule for May 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 May 2023.

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 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:

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 Calfresh 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: 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.

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

What stores accept California EBT Online?

As of May 2023, there are currently 31 stores that accept Calfresh EBT benefits online for home delivery or in-store pick-up.

In addition to Whole Foods Market, the following grocery stores accept CalFresh EBT online for pickup and delivery:

  • Big Square
  • Brothers Marketplace
  • Cardenas Markets
  • Co-opportunity Market
  • ExtraMile by Jacksons
  • Food 4 Less
  • FoodMaxx
  • Glen Ellen Village Market
  • Gong’s IGA Market
  • Jacksons Food Stores
  • Jimbo’s Naturally
  • Lucky Supermarkets
  • Mar Val Foods
  • Raley’s
  • Rancho San Miguel Markets
  • Sam’s Club Scan and Go
  • Save Mart Supermarkets
  • Stater Bros.
  • Super King Market
  • Superior Grocers
  • The Market by Superior
  • Whole Foods

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 2023 Summary

Here’s the bottom line about the California SNAP Payment Schedule for May 2023:

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:

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