General Assistance

Cash assistance for low or no income adults without dependent children and emancipated minors

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What is General Assistance?

General Assistance (GA) provides cash aid to indigent adults and emancipated minors who are legal residents of Alameda County and who have no other means of support. It is a state-mandated program that is locally administered and funded by the County of Alameda. 

GA benefits are considered a loan to the individual(s) receiving aid. The maximum cash grant for a single person on GA is $336 per month and $548 per month for a couple.

Individuals enrolled in General Assistance may qualify for some of the following benefits and services: