Household Income Eligibility Guidelines
To be eligible for the Consumer Assistance Program’s repair assistance or $1,500 vehicle retirement incentive options, your gross household income must be less than or equal to 225% of the federal poverty level. Refer to the table below to determine if you meet this income eligibility requirement.
225% of the Federal Poverty Level
Persons in Family
Gross Household Income
Gross Household Income
|For families with more than 8 persons,
add the following amount
for each individual.
You may be required to provide documentation verifying your income before your application can be processed. A notice will be mailed to you if documentation is required.
To help avoid potential delays and expedite the processing of your application, you may submit this documentation after submitting your application. Submit a COPY of ONE of the income documentation options listed in the table below. Include your CAP ID number on ALL documents and mail to:
Income Documentation Options
|Income/Benefits You Receive||Acceptable Documentation|
|1||Public Assistance||A letter from issuing agency or bank statement verifying public assistance (e.g., Cal Fresh, CalWORKs, Medi-Cal, or SSI) funds issued to you within the past 60 days.|
|2||Unemployment, Disability, or Veteran’s Benefits||A letter, check stub, or bank statement verifying funds issued to you within the past 60 days.|
|3||Social Security||A letter, check, or bank statement verifying funds issued to you within the past 60 days.|
|4||Earned Wages - Tax Form AND Paycheck Stub||Your Federal Tax Form 1040 or State Tax Form 540 filed in the most recent tax year AND a copy of a paycheck stub issued to you within the past 60 days reflecting your year-to-date earnings, hours worked, and hourly wage.|
|5||None of the Above – Wage History Report||If you do not have documentation verifying your income eligibility, submit a Wage History Report Request to the Employment Development Department (EDD) requesting verification of your reported wages, even if $0, for the last four available quarters. Within four weeks of receiving your request, EDD will mail you a Wage History Report. Upon receipt, you must submit this report to BAR/CAP for your application to be processed.|
BAR encourages applicants to protect their personal identifiable information by redacting or removing confidential information from any required documentation verifying household income prior to submittal. Confidential documents received shall be securely discarded without reuse or distribution after BAR completes a formal review and determination of income eligibility. Examples of confidential information include, but are not limited to: Social Security numbers; birth dates; taxpayer identification numbers; names of minor children; case numbers; medical records; and brokerage, bank, or other financial account numbers.