Coachella Valley Health Information Portal | cvHIP Logo

Your connection to health and wellness
resources in the Coachella Valley

Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI)

Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI)

State of Califoria Department of Social Services

Cash assistance for aged, blind and disabled non-citizens.

Services Offered

Financial Assistance • Non-Citizen Aid • Blind • Older Adults • Immigration • Disabilities


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. As a result, most immigrants who were not receiving SSI/SSP in August 1996 are no longer eligible for SSI/SSP.


3950 Reynolds Rd., Riverside, CA 92503 33.9182645 -117.4566482

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • For seniors 65+yo OR
  • Adults under 65 yo with a permanent disability
  • Must be ineligible for social security due to immigration status and be able to demonstrate that have attempted to apply
  • Must be a resident of California
  • Have resources below the allowable limits of $2,000 for an individual or $3,000 for a couple


  • Adults accepted
  • Seniors accepted

How to Apply

Call 1-888-960-4477 or 951-791-3709 during office hours for phone intake. Or see County Social Service Office and go there to apply for benefits.

Will need to initially provide:
- Name
- Date of birth
- Social Security number
- Home address

Documentation will be required later in process, including identification materials, denial letter from Social Security, disability information (if applicable), etc. Specific instructions will be given after initial phone intake.

Other Locations

Program Phone: 1-888-960-4477 or 951-791-3709
901 E. Ramsey St.
Banning, CA 92220
Cathedral City
Program Phone: 1-888-960-4477 or 951-791-3709
68625 Perez Rd., Suite 1
Cathedral City, CA 92234
Program Phone: 1-888-960-4477 or 951-791-3709
3950 Reynolds Rd.
Riverside, CA 92503