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The General Assistance (GA) program (PDF) helps people without children pay for basic needs. It provides money to people who can't work enough to support themselves, and whose income and resources are very low. People who get GA are also eligible for help with medical and food costs through Medical Assistance (MA) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
To qualify for GA, you must meet income and asset limits listed below. Also, you must be unable to work enough to support yourself because you:
The maximum monthly benefit is:
Emergency funds may be available if you cannot pay for basic needs, such as shelter or food, and your health or safety is at risk because of this.
You can apply:
The Combined Application Form is also available in: