BenefitsCal will be rolled out to all 58 counties in three phases from September 2021 to October 2023. Eventually, we will replace three existing systems: C4Yourself®, YourBenefitsNow. and MyBenefits CalWIN with a single national system.


Californians can use BenefitsCal to claim public benefits through the end of November. General support and assistance. Customers no longer need to visit multiple locations. request and maintain services. They can then access BenefitsCal.com online to access their accounts, view their Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) balance, message a colleague, upload documents, update family information and schedule appointments.

BenefitsCal is a secure, easy-to-use website that collects information from customers and community organizations on behalf of CalSAWS, the system that helps district officials regulate and administer the program. BenefitsCal was specially developed for the needs of public users.

BenefitsCal is a new self-service site for all Californians, everywhere. Direct: To apply for and administer benefits such as CalFresh and Disaster CalFresh Financial Assistance, CalWORKS and the Immigrant Cash Assistance Program, MediCal and the County Medical Services Program.

California has been authorized to issue an Emergency CalFresh Allowance for February 2022. All families receive at least the maximum CalFresh allowance. Families eligible for the maximum allowable allowance based on family size are now eligible for an emergency allowance of $95 per month.


With CalWORKs, families with one or more children can receive cash assistance and services. The program serves all 58 municipalities in the state and is administered locally by the municipality’s social authorities.

BenefitsCal is a portal for Californians to receive and manage benefits online. This includes food assistance (CalFresh), formerly food stamps, cash assistance, etc. CalWORKs enable families with children living at home to receive financial assistance and services. The program serves the country’s 58 municipalities and is administered by the municipality’s social authorities.