FAIRFIELD — About 42,000 Solano County residents receiving CalFresh benefits will see their food stamp dollars reduced in November when the increase from federal stimulus dollars ends.
The benefits increased during 2009. This provision of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is now expiring, a county press release said.
Some CalFresh households may receive an increase in benefits in October because of the annual cost-of-living adjustment. All CalFresh households will see the November decrease, the press release said.
The maximum payment for a household of four is $688. As of Nov. 1, this will drop by $36.
To apply online or for more information about potential eligibility for CalFresh benefits, visit www.mybenefitscalwin.org and click on the “see if I am eligible” tab.
Applications for CalFresh benefits are available by calling or visiting the following Solano County Health and Social Services offices:
Residents can also apply at the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano County, 2339 Courage Drive, Suite F in Fairfield.
Go to www.solanocounty.com/solanohelps for information about other state, federal and local programs.
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