The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has released guidance and forms regarding the Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI) nonmedical out-of-home care payment standard. The nonmedical out-of-home care payment standard is available to SSI and CAPI recipients who need nonmedical care or supervision and reside in eligible living arrangements.
For minors, qualified living arrangements are: a blind or disabled child who resides in a state licensed nonmedical out-of-home care facility, a disabled child living in the home of a relative or legal guardian/conservator who is not a parent, a blind child living in the household of a relative who is not a parent or legal guardian/conservator, a blind or disabled child living in a certified family home, or a youth who receives extended foster care after age 18 and resides in a licensed/certified foster care home.
For adults, qualified living arrangements are: an aged, blind or disabled individual/couple residing in a state licensed nonmedical out-of-home care facility, an aged, blind or disabled individual/couple living in a Family Home approved by a Family Home Agency acting on behalf of a California Regional Center, or an an aged, blind or disabled individual/couple in the household of a relative, conservator or guardian and receiving nonmedical care and supervision from a relative.
Living arrangements not eligible for nonmedical out-of-home care payment are an adult who owns their residence or has rental liability for their residence, an adult whose ineligible spouse is able and available and lives in the same household, an adult who resides with a non-relative who is not the claimant’s conservator or guardian, an adult who resides in a facility that is not a state licensed or approved Family Home facility, a disabled child living with their parent(s), a blind child attending school or training full time who lives with their parents, or a blind or disabled child who lives in a certified family home, foster family home or unlicensed group home.
CAPI claimants who qualify for both IHSS and nonmedical out-of-home care payment may receive either but not both.
A CAPI recipient eligible for nonmedical out-of-home care living in a licensed facility receives one payment standard. A CAPI recipient eligible for nonmedical out-of-home care living with a relative, legal guardian or conservator is eligible for a lower payment standard. (ACL 20-141, December 16, 2020.)