CalFresh Student Handbook Version 2.0

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has released its CalFresh Student Eligibility Handbook version 2.0.  The Handbook provides guidance regarding student eligibility for CalFresh, key definitions, student exemptions, student income, and verification procedures.

Version 2.0 updates sections about the Restaurant Meals Program, paid work exemption, Local Programs that Increase Employability, exception for community colleges offering baccalaureate degrees, student income eligibility for CalFresh, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, and verification of exemptions.  (ACL 24-31, May 3, 2024.)