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Most CalFresh households are subject to a gross income determination test. Gross Income is
all non-excludable income from any source including all earned income and all unearned
income. The maximum gross allowed is 130% of the Federal poverty level (FPL). Below is a
chart of gross monthly income for 130% of the Federal poverty level by household size.

Gross Monthly Income Eligibility
Standards/Income Reporting Threshold
(IRT) for Semi-Annual Reporting (SAR)
(130% of Poverty Level)

Household SizeGross Income
2 1,681
3 2,116
4 2,552
5 2,987
6 3,423
7 3,858
8 4,294
Each Additional
Member +436