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.