County Adult Assistance Programs (CAAP) CAAP Benefits


CAAP provides cash benefits of up to $619 a month. That benefit is issued the first of each month through an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card. You can use your EBT card like a bank card at participating stores and restaurants or for withdrawing cash at surcharge-free ATM machines.

Additional benefits to eligible participants, including:

  • Free diapers
  • Free monthly MUNI Fast Pass
  • Possible options for shelter placement
  • Counseling for mental health, substance abuse, and domestic violence issues

Employment and training assistance for:

  • Immediate access to JobsNOW!, HSA’s job matching and internship program
  • Placement in a job with a guaranteed starting pay of at least $16.32 per hour
  • Participation in Youth Employment and Training Services.

Assistance with applications for: 

  • Free California DMV Identification Card (one-time assistance only) 
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) if you have a long-term disability

For more information:  Call (415) 558-CAAP (2227) or fax (415) 558-4104.

Other free or steeply discounted services for:

  • Museum admissions, utilities, transportation, kids' recreation programs, grocery stores, restaurants, and legal services.
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