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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 Updates
pdf Update 15-01: Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI) and Interim Assistance Reimbursement (IAR) Computations
pdf Update 14-02: CAPI Redeterminations
pdf Update 14-01: CAPI Conditional Benefits After Naturalization
pdf Update 13-01: Clarification of the Indigence Exception Rules
pdf Update 12-01: Termination of the Requirement to Refer CAPI Clients to SSI Advocacy
pdf Update 11-04: CAPI Eligibility for CalWORKs Clients [Chapter 3]
pdf Update 11-03: Process for CAPI Reduction Payment Standards Effective July 1, 2011
pdf Update 11-02: Disability Evaluations and Referrals to Disability Determination Service Division (DDSD) and State CAPI/SSI Reports
pdf Update 11-01: Suspension of the 2011 Cost-Of-Living-Adjustment (COLA) for Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI)
pdf Update 10-04: Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI) Clarification on Date of Application and Beginning Date of Aid
pdf Update 10-03: Handbook Revisions to Chapters 2, 3, 6, 11, 13 and 16
pdf Update 10-02: CAPI Clients Excluded from Sponsor Deeming
pdf Update 10-01: CAPI Resources
pdf Update 09-03: Inter County Transfer Information Change for Contra Costa County [Chapter 15]
pdf Update 09-02: Clarification on CAPI PRUCOL Cases
pdf Update 09-01: Handbook Revisions to Chapters 2, 3, and 11
pdf Update 08-02: Revisions to Interim Assistance Reimbursement (IAR) Forms
pdf Update 08-01: Conditional CAPI for Naturalized U.S. Citizens
pdf Update 07-03: January 2008 COLA for Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI)
pdf Update 07-02: Miscellaneous Handbook Revisions: Chapters 13, 14 and 15
pdf Update 07-01: Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI) Ten (10) Year Deeming Requirement
pdf Update 06-01: 2006 COLA for Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI)
pdf Update 04-02: Errata to CAPI Handbook Update # 2000-01, Conversion
pdf Update 04-01: Medi-Cal Case Weights for Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI)
pdf Update 03-06: Income
pdf Update 03-05: Basic Eligibility
pdf Update 03-04: Social Security Income (SSI) Advocacy Unit
pdf Update 03-03: Living Arrangements
pdf Update 03-02: CAPI Redeterminations (Redets)
pdf Update 03-01: CAPI Statement of Facts (SOC 814) and Application Process
pdf Update 02-04: Indigence Exception Rule
pdf Update 02-03: Sponsorship
pdf Update 02-02: Inter-County Transfer Clarification
pdf Update 02-01: Residency, Budgeting, and Immigration Status
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.