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Countywide Benefits Entitlement Service Team (CBEST)
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (Board of Supervisors or Board) approved the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative (LACHI) recommendations, including 47 strategies to combat homelessness, on February 9, 2016. to the Countywide Benefits Entitlement Service Team (CBEST) reflects the Homeless Initiative strategies C4 – Establish a Countywide SSI Advocacy Program for People Experiencing Homelessness or At Risk of Homelessness, C5 – Establish a Countywide Veterans Benefits Advocacy Program for Veterans Experiencing Homelessness or At Risk of Homelessness, and C6 – Targeted SSI Advocacy for Inmates. CBEST utilizes evidence-based practices in Benefits Advocacy to reach homeless individuals and Veterans, or those at risk of homelessness, in multiple settings throughout Los Angeles County. The overall goal is to successfully implement comprehensive Benefits Advocacy strategies, including Social Supplemental Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI), and Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits in coordination with the existing homeless entry points and systems of care.