Cash Benefits

Placer County offers three cash assistance programs to temporarily assist residents in a time of need:

  • CalWORKs - If your family has little or no cash you may be eligible to receive immediate, short-term help. Families that apply and qualify for ongoing assistance receive temporary assistance each month to help pay for housing, food and other necessary expenses, and receive help finding a job.
  • General Relief - If you are a single adult with little or no cash and need assistance to pay for housing, food, or utilities, you may be eligible to receive short-term help through this program. General Relief benefits are only available to Placer County residents.
  • Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI) - is a 100 percent state-funded program designed to provide monthly cash benefits to aged, blind, and disabled non-citizens who are ineligible for SSI/SSP solely due to their immigrant status. 
  • Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) - The Refugee Cash Assistance Program provides federal cash payments to refugee single adults and/or families for twelve months from the refugee’s date of entry into the United States (exceptions apply). 
  • Trafficking and Crime Victim Assistance Program (TCVAP) - TCVAP is a cash assistance program for non-citizen victims of crime who are in need of immediate services, and who are obtaining a legal humanitarian status or assisting in the prosecution of a crime.