BASIC NEEDS CASH BENEFITS

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

  1. General Assistance/General Relief (GA/GR)

    1. Am I eligible for GA/GR?

    2. Can my criminal history limit my ability to get GA/GR?

    3. What benefits and services can I get through GA/GR?

    4. How do I apply for GA/GR?

    5. Can I apply for GA/GR while incarcerated?

    6. Once I’m enrolled in GA/GR, what rules must I follow to stay in the program?

    7. I believe my application for General Assistance/General Relief benefits was wrongly denied or stopped. How can I appeal?

    8. Can I get my Medi-Cal health insurance to cover a medical bill I got after my release BUT before I had signed up for Medi-Cal?

  2. CalWORKs

    1. Am I eligible for CalWORKs?

    2. Can my criminal history limit my ability to get CalWORKs?

    3. What benefits and services can I get through CalWORKs?

    4. How do I apply for CalWORKs?

    5. Can I apply for CalWORKs while incarcerated?

    6. How do I receive my CalWORKs benefits?

    7. Once I’m enrolled in CalWORKs, what rules must I follow?

    8. I believe my CalWORKs was wrongly denied or stopped. How do I appeal?