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CalFresh benefits for March will be issued on a single day, Friday, March 1, 2019, for most households


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Normally, CalFresh nutrition benefits are issued from the first through tenth of each month. The single-day issuance of March benefits is a one-time event that was approved by the state in order to shorten the gap in food assistance payments. This gap was caused by the early issuance of February benefits due to the partial federal government shutdown.

CalFresh clients can check their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card balance for issuance of March benefits beginning on the first of the month. The San Francisco Human Services Agency (HSA) will continue all other CalFresh operations as usual.

CalFresh Benefits for April

On Friday, April 15, President Trump signed a federal spending bill, thereby avoiding a second federal shutdown. Based on this action, we are assuming that the state will issue April 2019 benefits on the usual staggered cycle of the first through the tenth of the month. For announcements and news regarding CalFresh, please visit www.sfhsa.org/calfresh.

HSA continues to closely monitor the situation and work with partners at the state level to help CalFresh benefits stay available without interruption. We will inform you if anything changes.