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Due to increased need during the COVID public health crisis, all CalFresh benefits will be increased by 15% from January 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021. Additionally, the minimum allotment for households of one or two members will increase from $16 to $19.

CalFresh households will receive supplements for January and February in early February 2021 as a result of the increase. For March forward, the increase will be included in the regular allotment.

The increases are a result of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021.

This table shows the COVID-19 temporary maximum allotment by household size:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Each Additional person
 $  234.00  $  430.00  $  616.00  $  782.00  $  929.00  $  1,114.00  $  1,232.00  $  1,408.00  $  176.00

Also, California has been approved to issue an Emergency Allotment for January & February 2021. The emergency allotment for February will be issued on March 7, 2021 to raise each household’s monthly CalFresh allotment the maximum allowable for the household size. Households already receiving the maximum allotment are not eligible to receive an emergency allotment. Emergency Allotments have been approved on a month to month basis by Food & Nutrition Service (FNS).