Frequently Asked Questions

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.


Californians can use BenefitsCal to claim public benefits through the end of November. General support and help. Customers no longer need to visit multiple locations. Request and maintain services. They can then access online to access their accounts, view their Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) balance, message a colleague, upload documents, update family information and schedule appointments. is an easy way to request, view and renew health, food and cash benefits. BenefitsCal Login is the first automated national website created by and for the people of California. Together we profit.

There is a new version of Login BenefitsCal. C4Yourself has been replaced by BenefitsCal to provide Californians with a consistent experience. This summary provides an overview of system-wide benefits for qualified employees.

Frequently Asked Questions

I have an account on an old California benefits website (Your Benefits Now, MyBenefits CalWIN or C4Yourself). Should I create a new account?

No, but you must update your account with your email address, create a new password, choose and answer security questions.

Is creating an account the same as submitting an application?

There is no account creation. After creating an account, log in and click My

Application guide for the application.

Can I have more than one account?

Yes, the customer can link all cases for which they are the lead author. You can only have one account for your email address.

I didn’t receive my CalFresh benefits. What’s happening?

Questions about your CalFresh benefits should be directed to the local county welfare office issuing the benefits.

When will I receive my CalFresh benefits?

In all California counties except Los Angeles, food stamp benefits are credited to EBT cards within the first 10 days of each month.