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  Iowa General Assistance Offices
General Assistance Offices provide things such as temporary emergency financial assistance to families and individuals for rent, utilities, medical services and prescriptions, eye glasses, food, clothing, necessary transportation, burial costs, referrals to other agencies that may be able to meet their needs.
Assistance is provided to an individual that has income or benefits delayed from a state program or not actually received because of reasons not attributable to the person, and who does not have liquid assets of the family unit to pay for the items of assistance that can be provided.
General Assistance" is a payment or payments made on behalf of an eligible person or household for rent, utilities, medical services, transportation or funeral services.
www.geocities.com /ar_razzaq_the_provider/ia/ga.html   (3116 words)

 State General Assistance Programs 1998
General Assistance (GA) programs are cash and in-kind assistance programs financed and administered entirely by the state, county, or locality in which they operate.
In this paper, a General Assistance program is defined as a cash or in-kind assistance program that is financed and administered entirely by the state, county, or locality in which it operates and is designed to meet the short-term or ongoing needs of low-income persons ineligible for (or awaiting approval for) federally funded cash assistance.
General Assistance financial benefits may be in the form of cash, in-kind benefits such as vouchers or vendor payments, or a combination of these.
www.urban.org /Template.cfm?NavMenuID=24&template=/TaggedContent/ViewPublication.cfm&PublicationID=6593   (12317 words)

 Canton, Maine [General Assistance]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
General assistance will promote strengthening the family, especially with regard to the care and protection of children.
The general assistance program will place no restrictions on the personal rights of the applicant or recipient, nor will there be any unlawful discrimination based on sex, age, race, religion, disability or political affiliation.
When an applicant is determined to be eligible, assistance appropriate to the need will be furnished within 24 hours after the completed application is submitted except when the administrator issues non-emergency assistance conditionally on the successful completion of a workfare assignment (see section 5.6 of the ordinance).
www.cantonmaine.com /canton/ga.htm   (346 words)

 Schaumburg Township General Assistance
The mission of the General Assistance Office is to provide financial support and direction to disadvantaged residents of Schaumburg Township by improving their quality of life, addressing their critical needs, and helping them to achieve self-sufficiency.
Schaumburg Township provides General Assistance to those in need who are not eligible for other State (TANF) or Federal (SSI) assistance, and do not have the financial resources to provide for their own needs.
Assistance is provided according to adopted written standards and is applied consistently to all those who apply.
www.schaumburgtownship.org /general_assistance.htm   (501 words)

 Section 11 - General Assistance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
General assistance is the name given to assistance provided by EIA to participants who are not eligible under any of the categories of eligibility described in section 5(1) of the Act.
Under section 10(1)(a) of the Regulation, all general assistance (GA) applicants and participants are subject to employment expectations, unless they have been deferred.
Basic assistance rates for general assistance (GA) households are found in Schedule A, section 1(1)(c) of the Regulation.
www.gov.mb.ca /fs/eiamanual/11.html   (598 words)

 General Assistance
General Assistance is a program administered by a municipality for the immediate aid of person who are unable to provide the basic necessities essential to maintain themselves or their families.
General Assistance has developed into a program that makes recipients more accountable and encourages self-reliance.
TANF, food stamps, Medicaid, fuel assistance, subsidized daycare, etc. General assistance is intended to provide immediate aid, thus assistance must be granted or denied within 24 hours of an application.
www.veazie.net /Public_Documents/VeazieME_Assistance/index   (182 words)

 Thornton Township General Assistance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
General Assistance is a locally administered welfare program providing financial assistance to persons who are not eligible for any other state or federal assistance and do not have income or resources to provide for their basic needs.
General Assistance also has a Special Investigations Unit whose primary responsibility is to investigate suspected fraud.
Emergency Assistance may be granted to alleviate a life-threatening circumstance or to assist in attaining self-sufficiency.
www.lincolnnet.net /users/lgthornt/depart/ga.htm   (461 words)

 General Assistance Programs
The federal welfare reform legislation that became law in the summer of 1996 will return portions of the federal safety net to the states, highlighting the importance of sources of assistance for low-income individuals and families that are administered and funded at the state or local level.
All of these provide assistance to at least one subcategory of persons who are disabled, elderly, or otherwise unemployable; 19 provide assistance to low-income children or families with children, including women pregnant with their first child; only 4 provide assistance to able-bodied employable adults or able-bodied adults with barriers to employment.
General Assistance programs are an important part of this equation in the majority of states.
www.urban.org /Template.cfm?NavMenuID=24&template=/TaggedContent/ViewPublication.cfm&PublicationID=5898   (2205 words)

 General Assistance Full Statement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Support of a state-administered general assistance program and of state standards for eligibility, benefits, accessibility, and appeals, as well as a program which is adequately and equitably financed.
Residency, work in exchange for assistance, lack of support by a relative, repayment, or prior application to other social service agencies should not be requirements for assistance; however, referral to other agencies should be made where appropriate, especially to agencies that provide job training and other employment programs.
All rules regarding administration of the general assistance program should be written, posted, distributed, and otherwise made available to all applicants and to the general public, in English and in other languages where appropriate.
www.lwvin.org /positions/general_assistance.htm   (679 words)

 US CODE: Title 42,4368b. General assistance program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Any general assistance under this section shall be expended for the purpose of planning, developing, and establishing the capability to implement programs administered by the Environmental Protection Agency and specified in the assistance agreement.
An Indian tribal government or intertribal consortium receiving general assistance pursuant to this section shall utilize such funds for programs and purposes to be carried out in accordance with the terms of the assistance agreement.
Such programs and general assistance shall be carried out in accordance with the purposes and requirements of applicable provisions of law, including the Solid Waste Disposal Act (42 U.S.C. et seq.).
straylight.law.cornell.edu /uscode/42/usc_sec_42_00004368---b000-.html   (647 words)

 General Assistance in Maine
This is a general summary of Maine's General Assistance laws as of June 2004.
If you are in need of General Assistance and have been denied, seek legal help.
If you are unfairly denied General Assistance you can also call the Department at 1-800-442-6003 (TTY: 287-6948) and talk to the people who supervise how towns run their General Assistance programs.
www.ptla.org /ga.htm   (4356 words)

 General Assistance
General Assistance (GA) provides cash grants to clients or vouchers to vendors to temporarily help low-income families or individuals.
Generally, applicants for GA fall into one of three categories: employable applicants, applicants pending assistance from Nevada State Welfare, and disabled applicants.
Assistance is granted for up to 30 days in a 12-month period based on the condition that the applicant cooperate fully with the State and follow through with the application process.
www.co.washoe.nv.us /socsrv/socsrv_adult_ga.html~color=grey&text_version=off   (289 words)

 Maine Township :: General Assistance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
General Assistance is a locally administered welfare program providing financial assistance to persons not eligible for other state or federal assistance programs, whose income or resources do not provide for their own basic needs.
You may appeal any decision by Maine Township General Assistance if you consider the decision unfair and you think you have been unfairly forced to participate in a service program, or you think you have been unfairly denied or excluded from a service program.
The General Assistance Department has trained staff that act as a clearinghouse for programs sponsored by the Veterans Administration as well as other agencies and programs, which may benefit the veteran.
www.mainetownship.com /assistance.html   (1438 words)

 Illinois Legal Aid Online: General Assistance
General Assistance (GA) is a program to provide aid to very poor people who are not receiving, or do not qualify for, other public benefits.
The GA program provides financial and medical assistance to eligible needy families or individuals who are ineligible to receive assistance through a categorical or Federal Assistance Program, such as TANF (Transitional Assistance for Needy Families).
The statute governing General Assistance is in the Public Aid Code and can be found at 305 ILCS 5/6.
www.illinoislegalaid.org /index.cfm?fuseaction=home.dsp_Content&CONTENTID=242&suppressAll=true   (2859 words)

 General Assistance Details   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The information concerning your request for assistance, including the application, budget sheet, decision, and other information in your case is strictly confidential.
The Overall Maximum Level of Assistance is found in the City of Old Town’s General Assistance ordinance.
Assistance will be granted for a period of time that is no longer than one month, although it may be granted for shorter periods, such as a week at a time.
www.old-town.me.us /generalassistance/gadetails.htm   (1046 words)

 Social Services Division - General Assistance
The General Assistance Program provides Portland residents with assistance for basic needs such as rent, food, non-food, medication, fuel, utilities, and other essential services.
All assistance is granted in voucher form and no cash assistance is granted.
General Assistance law requires that able-bodied individuals participate in a municipal work program as a condition of receiving financial assistance.
www.portlandmaine.gov /hhs/ssgap.asp   (278 words)

 Town of Waldoboro - General Assistance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Waldoboro General Assistance Program provides short-term assistance for basic needs of eligible applicants, who cannot provide for themselves and their families.
General Assistance provides "a specific amount and type of aid for defined needs during a limited period of time and is not intended to be a continuing 'grant-in-aid' or 'categorical' welfare program"(§4301(5))
General Assistance has developed into a program to try to make recipients more accountable, and encourages self-reliance.
www.waldoboromaine.org /generalAssistance/ga.html   (275 words)

 Wheeling Township - General Assistance
General Assistance (GA) is a public assistance program mandated by state law for adults with financial needs who are not eligible for State (TANF) or Federal (SSI) Programs.
Emergency Assistance (EA) is available to families with children who are facing an emergency situation that is work related or life threatening (i.e.
There is a $20 charge for each visit for patients who are not on Medicaid or General Assistance Clients must register at the township, by appointment only.
www.wheelingtownship.com /general_assistance.html   (508 words)

 General Assistance Services and Programs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
General Assistance is a state-funded program designed to provide cash assistance to low-income people who do not qualify for federally funded programs, such as Delaware's A Better Chance (DABC) or Social Security benefits.
Medicaid furnishes medical assistance to eligible low-income families and to eligible aged, blind and/or disabled people whose income is insufficient to meet the cost of necessary medical services.
Assistance with paying the costs of home heating and cooling is provided for eligible low-income individuals and families.
www.dhss.delaware.gov /dhss/main/asistnce.htm   (1379 words)

 General Assistance - Cash   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
General Assistance - married couple eligible in their own right for different GA programs, i.e., Mr.
Per policy, general assistance clients remain eligible for assistance through the end of the month in which their incapacity approval ends.
The alert is also generated at the beginning of the month if the end date is less than 45 days from today, and sometimes the alert is generated closer to the 60th day.
www1.dshs.wa.gov /esa/acesman/sections/ga_cash.htm   (1716 words)

 Need Financial Help? General Assistance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
General Assistance (GA) is a county program to help needy people with burial costs and their basic needs of food, shelter, utilities, medical care and other emergencies.
You may be denied assistance or current benefits may be stopped if you refuse, without good cause, to follow any work requirements.
A denial of general assistance by a county social service board may be reviewed by a district court judge.
www.legalassist.org /brochures/ga.html   (453 words)

 DE General Assistance - Overview
General Assistance (GA) is a cash assistance program available to families and unemployable individuals who meet the financial eligibility requirements of the program and who are not eligible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
Married or unmarried couples who are living with their children as a family unit that is not eligible for TANF are "technically eligible" for GA. They must meet the GA - Financial Eligibility criteria.
The caretaker is payee for the child's grant and may be included in the GA unit if he/she is also needy and meets at least one of the unemployability standards.
www.workworld.org /wwwebhelp/de_general_assistance_overview.htm   (545 words)

 New Trier Township - General Assistance and Emergency Aid
General Assistance is a cooperative effort between the Township and residents who have limited resources or none.
General Assistance pays for the basic needs of residents who are unemployed or disabled and who have no other forms of income or assets.
A General Assistance Application can be obtained upon request by mail, telephone, or in person from the Township Social Services Office.
www.newtriertownship.com /GeneralAssist-EmergencyAid.html   (393 words)

 General Assistance
Every county in California is required to provide relief and support to all residents who are not supported by their own means, by friends or relatives, by other public funds, or by other assistance programs.
In Contra Costa County, General Assistance is the program that provides temporary assistance to adults 18 years and older who are not eligible of federal or state-funded cash assistance.
Individuals who are able-bodied and able to work may receive General assistance for no more than three months in a twelve-month period.
www.ehsd.org /work/work007.html   (408 words)

 General Assistance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The General Assistance (GA) program in Old Town is administered in order to help people who do not have enough money for their basic needs.
General Assistance (GA) is intended to help people in need; who have nowhere else to turn.
The City of Old Town has the responsibility to provide assistance to eligible people who are in need.
www.old-town.me.us /generalassistance   (309 words)

 General Assistance Agency-Lubbock County Online
Lubbock County General Assistance is a public, tax-supported family agency established primarily to meet, on a temporary basis, the financial needs of the indigent families who are residents of Lubbock County.
The Agency’s amounts of assistance are set by the County Commissioners’ Court which is solely responsible for all policies, requirements and changes.
However, the deceased must have expired in Lubbock County to be considered for burial assistance.
www.co.lubbock.tx.us /GAssist/general_assistance.htm   (357 words)

 Kimball County General Assistance
The General Assistance program is a program of last resort.
A person must also meet income guidelines (starting from $225 for General Assistance per month for an individual).
Assistance may be provided with rent, utility bills, prescriptions, medical bills, and some emergency needs (sundries or fuel for car).
www.co.kimball.ne.us /content/general_assist   (197 words)

 Marshall County, Iowa - General Assistance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Marshall County General Assistance provides emergency payment vouchers to needy and poor people in need of immediate assistance or people who cannot obtain assistance from any other source.
Assistance is provided to an individual that has income or benefits delayed from a state/federal program or not actually received because of reasons not attributable to the person, and who does not have liquid assets of the family unit to pay for the items of assistance that can be provided.
This program is designed to provide short-term emergency type assistance to persons lacking the resources to meet their basic needs.
www.co.marshall.ia.us /departments/ga   (280 words)

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