CalFresh Transitional Nutrition Benefit recertifications are starting November 2023

The Transitional Nutrition Benefit (TNB) program provides food benefits for households that became ineligible for CalFresh because of the addition of a household member who was previously excluded from the CalFresh household because they received Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.

Beginning in November, 2021, recertifications for TNB were paused for two years. TNB recertifications will begin in November, 2023.  Counties must send the Notice of Recertification for the Transitional Nutrition Benefit Program (TNB 4) to TNB households in the month prior to the household’s original TNB renewal month, starting in October 2023 for the November renewals.  Recertifications will be for 12 months.  TNB households are not required to report mid-period or complete a periodic report to maintain eligibility.

If a TNB household is discontinued for failure to complete the renewal, benefits must be restored back to the date of termination if the recertification and all required documents are submitted within 90 days of the discontinuance.

CWDs must publicize the resumption of TNB renewals starting in November 2023 using mass change information practices.  (ACIN I-35-23, July 3, 2023.)