This table provides information about whether and how (1) “qualified” immigrants who entered the U.S. before Aug. 22, 1996, (2) “qualified” immigrants who entered the U.S. on or after Aug. 22, 1996, and (3) “not qualified” immigrants are eligible for about 20 programs available in California.
Some immigrants in California who are not eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may be able to receive cash assistance under the CAPI program. The program is available to many low-income immigrant seniors and immigrants with disabilities in California.
California SB 1569 provides state and local benefits to immigrant survivors of human trafficking, domestic violence and other serious crimes under the same rules that apply to refugees. Read here about the benefits they may receive and what they need to show in order to obtain them.