Food stamps: March SNAP payments worth up to $1,751 for California residents to wrap up in three days 

California will finish distributing March’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program payments to low-income households in three days.

Payments are distributed starting on the first of a month and continue until the 10th. The dates benefits are sent out to qualified low-income families and individuals depend on recipients’ case numbers.

For instance, California recipients with case numbers ending in 1 received their CalFresh benefits on March 1, and the payment dates continue until March 10, when those with case numbers ending in 0 will receive their payments.

The exact benefit amount a household will receive depends on several factors, including household size, income limits, and additional assets. The maximum payments are $291 for a household of one, $973 for a household of four, and $1,751 for a household of eight. Up to $219 is added to a household’s food stamps for each member after eight.


Around 13% of California’s population receives CalFresh assistance, amounting to nearly 5 million Californians each month, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

More information on how to apply for SNAP or monitor CalFresh benefits can be found on the government portal through the California Department of Social Services.

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