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Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI)

CAPI is a state-funded program that provides monthly cash benefits to older adults and adults with disabilities who do not qualify for SSI/SSP solely due to their immigrant status. CAPI payment amounts vary depending on a person's marital status, living arrangements, and other income. 

To qualify for CAPI, you must:

  • Be a California resident
  • Be disabled, blind, or be 65+ years old
  • Apply for SSI/SSP to show that you meet all SSI/SSP requirements, except for immigration status
  • Meet income limits (we will help you calculate this amount)
  • Have resources below the allowable $2,000 limit for single individuals, or $3,000 for married couples

To apply: Call (415) 558-1978.

To keep your CAPI benefit: You'll need to renew your benefit every year by submitting Report SOC 804.

Note: In response to COVID-19, CAPI renewals are postponed, with no interruption to your benefits. There will be no decrease in benefits during this time, regardless of changed circumstances.

Learn more: Manual of Policies and Procedures, Division 49.