General Assistance

What is General Assistance?

The Stanislaus County General Assistance/Relief (GA/GR) Program provides financial assistance to residents of Stanislaus County who have no other means of support. Single adults, couples and families may be eligible.

Who is Eligible?

  • You must be a Stanislaus County resident for at least 15 days.
  • You must register for work, conduct a job search and participate in the County Work Programs. If you are disabled or unable to work, a doctor must verify the disability.
  • Any income to the household must be declared in order to determine your eligibility.

What Does Geneeral Assistance/Relief Provide?

  • Depending on your living arrangements and income, the cash aid covers minimal basic needs.
  • You may be eligible for Food Stamps and/or Medi-Cal program or services through the Stanislaus County Health Program. If you have a long term disability, you may be eligible for the Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The county has a SSI Advocacy Program for those individuals needing help to apply.