Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI)

CAPI_LogoCash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI) provides cash assistance to certain aged, blind, and disabled legal non-citizens ineligible for Supplemental Social Security Income/State Supplemental Payment (SSI/SSP) due to their immigration status. CAPI participants may be eligible for Medi-Cal, In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS), and/or Food Stamps benefits. Although CAPI applications may be filed at any DPSS General Relief office, it is recommended that these applications be filed at the Metro North (CAPI) District Office.


The CAPI Policy on this site is available only in Portable Document Format (PDF). In addition to preserving the appearance of the original file, PDF allows anyone to view the file using Adobe's free Acrobat Reader software.

Frequently Asked Questions

For answers to questions on the topics below, Click Here
  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Application Process
  • Immigration Status
  • Age and Disability
  • Ineligibility for SSI/SSP Income
  • Sponsor Deeming Resources
  • Filing for Other Benefits
  • Living Arrangements
  • Benefit Determination
  • Benefits Suspensions and Terminations
  • Interim Assistance Reimbursement Procedures
  • Redeterminations
We will post all questions and their responses here. Deputy District Directors (or District Directors) can click on "Submit Your Questions" and send us their inquiry.

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