General Assistance

General Assistance helps individuals and families to meet their basic needs. This may include help paying for:

  • Household or personal supplies (toiletries, cleaning supplies)
  • Food
  • Housing (e.g., mortgage, rent, room rent, temporary housing)
  • Fuel & utilities
  • Medical, dental, prescriptions, medical supplies/equipment
  • Burial costs

Who is eligible?

You may be eligible for General Assistance if you do not have the income or resources to meet your own basic needs.

How do I apply?

You can apply in person at your local municipal office.

If eligible, assistance is provided in the form of a voucher payment to the vendor. 

Have questions? 

Contact your local municipal office for more information.

If you are a municipality, see our list of frequently asked questions for general assistance administrators.

If you are unable to reach your local GA office or you have questions or concerns, call our toll free hotline at 1-800-442-6003.