ARE YOU INCOME ELIGIBLE?
Your total household income must be at or below 185% of the federal poverty level in order to qualify for the CAP program under the Income Eligible status. This translates to approximately $51,863 a year for a family of four. If you live alone you must not make more then $25,133 a year or $2,095 a month. Applicants accepted into the repair assistance program through this method may need to pay a small $20.00 co-payment at the time of diagnosis and/or repairs. For more information download a copy of the CAP Application here.
Please Note: You must have already failed a smog inspection before applying to CAP. You will need to send the failed Vehicle Inspection Report form with your CAP application. The repair assistance provided can only be used for emission related repairs. CAP assistance is not available to vehicles in the process of being sold or being registered in California for the first time. Vehicles which have tampered emission-control systems will not be accepted into the program. Your vehicle will be considered tampered if it has any missing, modified, or disconnected emissions related components. If you are Test-Only and Income Eligible you will only have to pay a $20.00 co-payment at the time of diagnosis and/or repairs.
If you have performed any repairs on your vehicle to help it pass its smog inspection your co-payment amount may be waived. Please send receipts for work performed along with your CAP application (repairs must have been made at a certified smog repair station). Please download a copy of the CAP application for more details. Allow 3 to 4 weeks for application processing.