Important Note:
Please Read Disclaimer at the Bottom of the Screen. If You have any questions, please call 1-877-96-BENEFITS (1-877-962-3633).
SSA Program Policy Handbooks:
Handbook CalWORKs
Handbook CAPI
Handbook CalWORKs Employment Services
Handbook Common-Place
Handbook CalFresh
Handbook Foster Care
Handbook General Assistance
Handbook Medi-Cal
CAPI Handbook Sections
Policy Interpretations
pdf Table of Contents  
pdf Index
CAPI Handbook Chapters
1.pdf Program Description
2.pdf Application Process
3.pdf Basic Eligibility
4.pdf SSI/SSP
5. Reserved for Future Use
6.pdf Residency
7.pdf Resources
8.pdf Budgeting
9.pdf Income
10.pdf Living Arrangements
11.pdf Sponsorship
12.pdf Immigration Status
13.pdf Overpayments/Underpayments
14.pdf Interim Assistance/Reimbursement (IAR)
15pdf Inter County Transfers
16.pdf CAPI Redeterminations
Disclaimer: All County Letters (ACLs) issued from the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and All County Welfare Director Letters (ACWDLs) issued from the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) provide State policy and direction to counties for categorical aid programs. The County of Santa Clara disseminates the information regarding the Federal, State and County policies via Program Handbooks. A handbook has been developed locally for each categorical aid that's administered by Social Services Agency - Department of Employment and BenefitsServices (DEBS); containing specific guidelines and procedures based on the ACLs and ACWDLs for that particular program. These policies and procedures are updated periodically to reflect State and County policy changes in conjunction with internal memorandums.