You will be require to complete the Application For Food Stamps. Sign and give it to the receptionist at a designated County Food Stamp Office.
The date of your application is the date the County receives your application. Tell the receptionist if you need help in filling out the forms.
Food Stamp rules say the County must give food stamps within 30 days from the date you apply if you are eligible.
If You Cannot Wait 30 Days. You may qualify for expedited service and receive your food stamp benefits within three (3) days if you meet the requirements:
A.The cost of your housing and utilities is more than this month’s income (before deductions) combined with the amount of your liquid resources (cash, savings at home or in a bank, stocks bonds, etc.):
B. Your cash, savings at home or in a bank, stocks, bonds, etc. are worth no more than $100 and this month’s income is less than $150. (This may include your cash assistance grant.)
If you are a seasonal farm worker, the County has special rules. Let the worker processing your application know if you are a seasonal farm worker.
For Food Stamps form DFA 285 A-1. Before the County Can Give You Food Stamps
•They must see something that proves your identity, such as:
•Your driver’s license or DMV ID
•A work or school ID
•Voter Registration Card
If you do not have any identity papers, you can give them name of someone who can verify your identity over the
telephone, such as your employer or landlord. Provide Proof That You Are Eligible You will also need to show your proof of
•Income or that it has stopped
•Social Security Number
•Allowable expenses (rent, utilities, child care)
•Non-citizen status if you are not a U.S. citizen
However, if you have trouble bringing them in, tell your worker. If you qualify for expedited service, the County can give you your first allotment of food stamps while waiting for these papers.
For more information you may call:
For hearing and speech impaired, dial (916) 874-2599 or 711 (California Relay Service) then one of the above phone