What is SAR 7?

In order to keep your CalFresh benefits, you will need to complete a semi-annual report, recertification, and any mandatory mid-year reports. The SAR 7 is a Semi-Annual Eligibility Status Report that must be completed every six months. Failure to complete the report will result in termination of benefits. 

What to Expect

You are required to submit a semi-annual report, which includes a SAR 7 Form with required verifications every 6 months to report changes in circumstances that could impact eligibility, such as changes in income, household composition, and/or expenses. You still need to submit the report even if there have been no changes. 

After you complete a Recertification Application, you will need to be interviewed before the end of your certification period. The county will let you know when your Recertification Application is due and will send you a letter confirming the time and date of your interview. Most interviews will be conducted over the phone.

What You Will Need

  • Set a calendar reminder indicating your SAR 7 deadline as you do not want it to sneak up on you and risk losing your benefits
  • Your form will be sent to your mailing address where your state benefits card was mailed to
  • Submit your form to your county office online or by mail

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