Immigrant Programs/Refugee Cash Assistance 

Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI)

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.

Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) 

Refugee Cash Assistance is no longer available; the Federal Government has discontinued this program.  However, this population may still be eligible to Medi-Cal Coverage.
For more information please contact:
Tehama County Department of Social Services
310 S. Main Street
P.O. Box 1515
Red Bluff, Ca 96080
(530) 529-1911