California has been approved to issue an emergency allotment of CalFresh for August, 2021. All households will receive at least the maximum CalFresh allotment. Households eligible to receive the maximum allowable allotment based on household size are now eligible to receive an emergency allotment of $95 per month. Households who are not eligible to receive the maximum allowable allotment based on household size, but whose emergency allotment would be less than $95 per month to receive the maximum allotment, will receive additional CalFresh benefits to raise their emergency allotment to the new $95 minimum.
The emergency allotment will be issued on October 24, 2021. The emergency allotment can be issued manually if a household should have received the emergency issuance through the batch process but did not.
Moving forward, emergency allotments may be approved by FNS on a month-to-month basis until the Secretary of Health and Human Services rescinds the public health emergency. There will be a one-month phase out of emergency allotments after the public health emergency is rescinded. (ACWDL, September 2, 2021.)