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SSI/SSP CalFresh Eligible June 1st

April 12, 2019

Welcome to the CalFresh SSI Expansion blog! On June 1, 2019, history will be made as 1.3 million disabled or senior Californians receiving SSI/SSP (Supplemental Security Income/State Supplemental Payment) benefits will finally become eligible for CalFresh food assistance.

This change is going to have a HUGE impact on ending hunger or at least reducing it dramatically. Currently those who have SSI/SSP as their only income are below 100% of the poverty level. Imagine trying to live in LA on $930 a month. If you’re lucky, most of your income will somehow manage to pay for a roof over your head , leaving you precious little for food. Otherwise you might be on the street with enough money for food but no protection from the elements, nowhere to bathe or wash clothes or store possessions---a dangerous situation for seniors and people with disabilities.

CalFresh will provide money for food for these SSI recipients on the EBT card. But enrolling them into the program will take a huge effort. The LA County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) administers CalFresh locally. They’ll need the help of agencies who work with SSI recipients and community volunteers to identify potential beneficiaries, educate them on the process and get them enrolled.

Please check in on the blog from time to time as we add resources in advance of the June 1 beginning date. You can ask for more information or make suggestions to: frank@hungeractionla.org or 213 388 8228.

 

For flyers, applications, documents, and other related materials visit:
CalFresh SSI Resources

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March 22nd, 2019

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This time of year we are embarking on several projects needing a jolt of resources from you:

  • CalFresh expansion to SSI recipients
  • Beginning new farmers markets and Market Match programs
  • Updating the Peoples Guide to Welfare Health and Other Services
  • Preparing grassroots advocates for work in Sacramento to pass anti-poverty policies in hunger, housing and other issues!

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  • helps 2,000 seniors/people with disabilities weekly to access the food they need for a healthy diet
  • fuels trainings for agencies and community volunteers to help 100,000 SSI recipients access CalFresh
  • publishes the Peoples Guide to Welfare Health and Other Services
  • send 50 low income advocates to fight for state anti-hunger policy
  • Become a monthly contributor!
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Food Justice Updates:

  1. SSI and CalFresh: A Giant Step to End Hunger for Seniors and People with Disabilities —Training Thursday March 28th NEW TIME 1 PM TO 3 PM
  2. Tell the Trump Administration It’s Unacceptable to Take Food Away from Struggling Workers and Families: Due April 2nd
  3. Help Blind and Low Vision Shoppers Enjoy Crenshaw Farmers Market: Saturday March 23rd
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News March 12, 2019

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March 12th, 2019

Page Updated March 21, 2019 1:46p PST

Support Hunger Action LA!
Easy online donation www.hungeractionla.org/donate

Your contribution

  • helps 2,000 seniors/people with disabilities weekly to access the food they need for a healthy diet
  • fuels trainings for agencies and community volunteers to help 100,000 SSI recipients access CalFresh
  • publishes the Peoples Guide to Welfare Health and Other Services
  • send 50 low income advocates to fight for state anti-hunger policy
  • Become a monthly contributor!
    www.hungeractionla.org/monthly_donation

Food Justice Updates:

  1. SSI and CalFresh: A Giant Step to End Hunger for Seniors and People with Disabilities —Training Thursday March 28th
  2. Tell the Trump Administration It’s Unacceptable to Take Food Away from Struggling Workers and Families: Due April 2nd
  3. Help Blind and Low Vision Shoppers Enjoy Crenshaw Farmers Market: Saturday March 23rd
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