California Food Stamp allotment benefits is based on the number of people per household. California residents in need of Food Stamp (SNAP) benefits must first qualify for food stamp benefits. The dollar amount or (allotment) that the household gets is determined yearly by US Department Of Agriculture – USDA. The net monthly income of the California household is multiplied by .3, and the result is subtracted from the maximum allotment for the household size to find the household’s allotment. This is because SNAP (Food Stamp) households are expected to spend about 30 percent of their resources on food.
(California Food Stamp allotment benefits – November 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014)
|People In California Household||Maximum Monthly Allotment|
|Each additional person in California Household||$ 142|
Benefits are provided from the day the California household applies.
California Food Stamp Program – You can apply for California Food Stamp (SNAP) online. First select your county, then apply
For further information, contact your local California Food Stamp (SNAP) or State office Or call California State’s SNAP Hotline at 1-877-847-FOOD (3663)