The Imperial County Department of Social Services ( DSS ) says that the partial Federal government shutdown will affect CalFresh participants.

February CalFresh benefits for most participants will be issued between January 16 - 20 , 2019. According to DSS , these will be the only benefits provided through the end of February 2019. If the partial Federal shutdown is not resolved , benefits for March 2019 may not be available.

New applications for CalFresh benefits continue to be accepted and processed and will be expedited when necessary. The Electronic Benefit Transfer ( EBT ) system remains operational.