Q) I recently got a raise in my ssd and unfortunately with the new year my rent went up as well by a $100.00 And now l just got a letter in the mail from cal fresh notice saying because of my income increase there lowering my food stamps , how dose that work??
A) It’s normal for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits to be reviewed on a regular basis to ensure that the recipient is still eligible for the benefits and to make any necessary adjustments. If your income has increased, it may affect your eligibility for other assistance programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as CalFresh in California.
SNAP is a federal program that provides financial assistance for purchasing food to low-income individuals and families. Eligibility for SNAP is based on a number of factors, including income, household size, and other resources. If your income increases, it may cause your SNAP benefits to be reduced or terminated, depending on the amount of the increase and your household size.
If you have received a notice that your SNAP benefits are being reduced or terminated due to an increase in your income, you may be able to appeal the decision. To do this, you will need to contact your local SNAP office and request a fair hearing. You can find contact information for your local SNAP office by visiting the SNAP website at https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/eligibility or by contacting your local Department of Human Services office.
I hope this information is helpful. If you have any further questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to ask.