CalFresh food benefits expansion


Yuba City, Ca.

 The Sutter County Health and Human Services Department, Employment and Eligibility Services Branch is pleased to announce the expansion of the CalFresh food assistance program to serve people who receive Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment (SSI/SSP) benefits beginning June 1, 2019. There will be no change or reduction to their SSI/SSP benefits. This announcement marks the kick-off of the annual CalFresh Awareness Month in May. 

“Expanding CalFresh to SSI/SSP recipients in Sutter County will help improve nutrition and health in the community by providing food benefits to seniors and people with disabilities.” Nancy O’Hara – Director, Sutter County Health and Human Services Department. 

The Employment and Eligibility Services Branch is prepared to help older adults and people with disabilities who receive SSI/SSP apply for CalFresh food assistance and encourages applicants to apply beginning June 1, 2019. There will be an unprecedented high volume of applicants this summer as CalFresh expands to serve up to 3,900 SSI/SSP recipients in Sutter County. Counties have been working overtime to be as prepared as they can be to launch this historic CalFresh program expansion. 

Households that already receive CalFresh and currently have a member of their household that has been excluded because they receive SSI do not need to re-apply. Counties will evaluate those households for CalFresh benefits at their next report date. 

There are three ways to connect with Sutter County’s Employment and Eligibility Services Branch: , Call- 1-877-652-0735 or Come in- to the county office at 190 Garden Hwy, Yuba City, CA 

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