County Adult Assistance Programs (CAAP) CAAP Benefits

CAAP provides cash benefits of up to $588 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.

CAAP provides additional benefits to eligible participants, including:

  • 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 $15 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, visit the CAAP Service Center, 1235 Mission Street, call (415) 558-CAAP (2227) or fax (415) 558-4104.


Additional benefits:

  • Free or steeply discounted services and items, including free diapers, museum admissions, utilities, transportation, kids' recreation programs, grocery stores, restaurants, and legal services. View discounts now.


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