County of Marin Health and Human Services

CalFresh - SNAP

PREVENT EBT FRAUD!

Prevent your benefits from being stolen: do not share your EBT card number or PIN. We will never contact you to ask you to provide your card or PIN numbers.  Please report all fraudulent activity to Marin County Public Assistance.

PREVENGA EL FRAUDE DE SU TARJETA EBT!

Evite que le roben sus beneficios: no comparta su numero de tarjeta EBT o codigo secereto de PIN. Nunca nos comunicaremos con usted para pedirle que nos de su numero de tarjeta o PIN. 

Ngăn chặn gian lận EBT!

Ngăn chặn lợi ích của bạn bị đánh cắp: không chia sẻ số thẻ EBT hoặc mã PIN của bạn. Chúng tôi sẽ không bao giờ liên hệ với bạn để yêu cầu bạn cung cấp số thẻ hoặc mã PIN.

A Message about Emergency CalFresh During COVID-19

CalFresh- each family will receive max benefits per household. These extra funds will automatically be put on EBT cards. You can start ordering food online with Amazon and Walmart starting later this month.

 

Notice To All Transitional Nutrition Benefit (TNB) Recipients

If you are a Transitional Nutrition Benefit recipient (TNB) your EBT food benefits is funded by the State of California and is called TNB. A new law was passed that pauses TNB recertifications for two years beginning in November 2021. This means you can skip your TNB recertification (form number TNB 4) if it is due in November 2021 and you will still get your benefits. Your TNB benefits will continue for 2 years beginning November 2021. Recertifications will start again in November 2023. You can still apply for regular CalFresh at any time if there are changes in your household or income.
Your next TNB 4 recertification form will be sent to you between November 2023 and October 2024 depending on your renewal month. Please contact your worker or our office if you have any questions.

 

BenefitsCal is here!

BenefitsCal.com is a new simple way for customers to apply for, view, and renew benefits for health coverage, food and cash assistance.

BenefitsCal is the first statewide automated site built by and for the people of California.  Together, we benefit.

BenefitsCal will make it easier than ever to:

  • Apply online
  • Renew your benefits
  • Upload documents
  • Report changes
  • Connect with a caseworker

BenefitsCal supports applications for

  • CalFresh
  • Medi-Cal/County Medical Services Program (CMSP)
  • CalWORKS
  • General Aid/General Relief (GA/GR)
  • Disaster CalFresh
  • Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI)

Visit BenefitsCal.com today to apply.

Apply at GetCalFresh.org

You can apply for CalFresh online in 10 minutes with this free service from Code for America

 

What is SNAP?

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the CalFresh program that provides qualified applicants with an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card that may be used in participating grocery stores to supplement your food purchases. This new program is going to be replacing Food Stamps and continue to help those that need it. Eligibility for the program depends on residency, citizenship or immigration status, income, resources/assets, and other factors. The EBT card is used just like a debit card so it's discrete and no cash has to be moved. 

For additional information about the program please come talk to a representitive today for a quick chat about eligibility. Or, view the brochure Applying for CalFresh and visit the California Department of Social Services website at http://www.calfresh.ca.gov/

Application Process

Apply in person, online (BenefitsCal.com OR GetCalFresh.org/ ), mail or phone.  Provide proof of address, picture ID, Social Security Administration cards, immigration cards, paystubs, unemployment, disability, cash gifts or loans received.  Additional verifications may be requested. Give a quick call and talk to a rep to see what you should bring, since sometimes all that is needed is a quick chat about your situation.