Provides cash assistance for aged, blind, or disabled legal immigrants who do not qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) due to their immigration status.
To be eligible for CAPI, an immigrant must be a Legal Permanent Resident of the U.S. and meet all other current SSI eligibility requirements.
CAPI applicants must provide financial eligibility information about their Immigration Sponsors. The income and resources of the Sponsor are considered available to the CAPI applicant for a period of 10 years upon arrival in the U.S. There are exceptions to the Sponsor deeming rules.
CAPI recipients are eligible for In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) if there is a need for In-Home Care. The Sponsor deeming rules are applied in calculating IHSS payment amounts.
The CAPI grant amounts are $10 less than the SSI grant amounts and are adjusted accordingly by the State.
CAPI is a California program and one must live in California to receive this benefit. An absence of 30 calendar days may result in a loss of residence and a loss of cash aid.
Applications for CAPI are taken in the General Assistance offices. There are three General Assistance units located in Contra Costa County. If you want to apply for CAPI or get more information on your eligibility to CAPI, please call or visit the nearest office.
1305 MacDonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801
400 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
4545 Delta Fair Boulevard
Antioch, CA 94509
Office hours in each location are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 12:00 Noon and 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm.
CAPI applications and cases are managed by San Mateo County. CAPI Recipients can obtain information about their cases by calling (800) 648-0954
For additional information about CAPI please contact:
1 (877) 505-4630