The Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI) payment standard will increase by 8.7% effective January 1, 2023. This increase is because the SSI/SSP payment standard will increase by 8.7%.
According to the Welfare and Institutions Code (WIC) §18941, CAPI payment standards are equivalent to SSI/SSP. Accordingly, an increase in cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) standards will lead to an increase in CAPI and SSI / SSP standards. The federal SSI COLA plan will also affect eligibility for the program.
Presumed maximum value (PMV) for in-kind and maintenance will change accordingly from $300.33 to $324.66 for a person and from $440.33 to $477.00 for a couple.
Allowance for ineligible children in deeming situations will change from $420.00 to $457.00. This allowance is used when a CAPI case includes deemed income from an ineligible spouse with a child(ren), or when a CAPI case includes deemed income from an ineligible parent(s) to a child.
Sponsor’s allocation in sponsor deeming situation will increase from $841.00 to $914.00. This allocation is used in a case involving deemed income from a sponsor.
Allowance for parent(s) in parent-to-child deeming situations will increase from $841.00 to $914.00 for one parent and from $1,261.00 to $1,371.00 for two parents. The allowance is used when a CAPI case includes deemed income from an ineligible parent(s). (ACIN I-71-22, November 8, 2022.)