General Assistance helps individuals and families to meet their basic needs. This may include help paying for:
- Household or personal supplies (toiletries, cleaning supplies)
- 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.
Contact your local municipal office for more information.
If you are a municipality, see our list of frequently asked questions for general assistance administrators.