The Stanislaus County Community Service Agency has a range of programs available for the adult population. We provide a safety net for financial assistance to the disabled population not yet eligible for SSI, assistance in applying to SSI, and access to a program that aids non-citizens who would be otherwise eligible for SSI.
Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI)
CAPI is a 100 percent state-funded program designed to provide monthly cash benefits to aged, blind, and disabled non-citizens who are ineligible for SSI/SSP solely due to their immigrant status. The welfare reform act of 1996 (P.L. 104-193) eliminated Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment (SSI/SSP) eligibility for most non-citizens.
Basic Eligibility Rules for CAPI
- Successfully complete the application process, which is begun by filing and application in county welfare department offices.
- Meet all other SSI/SSP eligibility criteria except for immigration status
- Be aged, blind, or disabled,
- Be a resident of California,
- Have resource3s below the allowable limits of $2,000 for an individual or $3,000 for a couple, and
- Have income less than the CAPI standards
- Be a non-citizen and meet the immigration status criteria in effect for SSI/SSP as of 8/21/96.
- Be ineligible for SSI/SSP solely due to immigration status. This means a CAPI applicant must apply for SSI/SSP, or submit other proof of ineligibility from the Social Security Administration.
Amount of Benefits
CAPI payment amounts vary depending on a person's marital status, living arrangements and other income. CAPI payment standards are $10 less than SSI/SSP payment standards ($20 for a couple). Current information regarding SSI/SSP payment standards in California and SSI/SSP eligibility information can be obtained by calling the Social Security Administration (SSA) at 1 (800) 772-1213 or by contacting your local SSA office.
The SSI Advocacy Program assists Disabled General Assistance recipients. You must be referred to this program by your General Assistance Eligibility Worker.
The SSI Advocate provides assistance in:
- Completing claims.
- Making referrals to agencies and programs.
- Transportation to consultative examinations.
- Prepare and present written material for hearings, etc.
The SSI Advocacy program is a safety net which serves as a client advocate and also to recoup reimbursements through social security administration for G.A. benefits paid to recipients who have been awarded SSI. You must be referred to this program either by your General Assistance Eligibility Worker or through the County Health Services Program.
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Child Protective Services
Professionals, who in the course of their work, come in contact with families and children (medical practitioners, non-medical practitioners, daycare providers, probation officers, social workers, etc.) MUST report to a "child protective agency" (Police, Sheriff, Probation, Child & Family Services). All other citizens MAYreport. (Penal Code Section 111165):
- physical abuse
- sexual abuse
- severe or general neglect
- willful cruelty or unjustifiable punishment
- unjustifiable mental suffering
- any of the above in out-of-home care
A phone report must be made immediately upon suspicion or knowledge. A written report is required within 36 hours.
Reporting forms can be requested by calling the C.P.S. 24-hour phone line at:
209-558-3665 or 1-800-558-3665
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For assistance with CalWORKs, CalFresh (Food Stamps) and or Medi-Cal or if you want to apply for assistances, please call: 1(877) 652-0734
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