Important Information About the CalFresh ABAWD Time Limit

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CalFresh time limit has been temporarily suspended statewide beginning April 1, 2020 until further notice. During this time, ABAWDs will not be required to meet the work requirement to keep receiving CalFresh.

Please watch this video for more information about the new CalFresh ABAWD Policy:

As of September 1, 2019, CalFresh rules say that you must work, volunteer, or participate in certain employment and training programs. If you do not, you are limited to three months of CalFresh benefits in a 36-month period. Some people are exempt from these rules.
You can download the self-screening form (ENG | ESP), complete and submit in one of four ways:
  1. Dropping off at any EHSD district office
  2. Mailing to:
    P.O. BOX 4114
    Concord, CA 94524-9700
  3. Uploading to
  4. Faxing to (925) 608-4608