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Cash Assistance for Immigrants (CAPI)

Cash Assistance Program of Immigrants (CAPI) provides cash assistance to certain aged, blind, and disabled legal immigrants ineligible for Supplemental Security Income/State Supplemental Payment (SSI/SSP) due to their immigration status.  CAPI participants may also be eligible for Medi-Cal, In-Home Supportive Services, and/or CalFresh.


To be eligible for CAPI, you must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be a California resident;

  • Be age 65 or over, blind, or disabled;

  • Be a non-citizen and meet the immigration status criteria in effect for SSI/SSP as of 08/21/1996.

  • Be ineligible for SSI/SSP solely due to your immigration status.  This means you must apply for SSI/SSP and submit proof of your ineligibility from the Social Security Administration. 

  • Have resources below the allowable limits of $2,000 for an individual or $3000 for a couple.

  • Have income less than the CAPI payment standard

If eligible, your CAPI payment amount will depend on your marital status, living arrangement, and income.

To Apply 

  • Please call (760)336-4030 and request application be mailed to you

  • Visit our office locations:

2895 South Fourth Street                              860 Main Street

El Centro, CA 92243                                         Brawley, CA 92227

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