Alameda County/General Assistance
North County Multi-Service Center
2000 San Pablo Ave
Oakland CA 94612
Eastmont Self-Sufficiency Center
6955 Foothill Blvd Suite 100
Oakland CA 94605
8477 Enterprise Way
Oakland CA 94621
Eden Area Multi-Service Center
24100 Amador St
Hayward CA 94544
39155 Liberty St Ste C330
Fremont CA 94536
3311 Pacific Ave
Livermore CA 94550
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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.
The maximum cash grant for a single person on GA is $336 per month. GA recipients who are 18 to 21 years old, pregnant, disabled or 65 and older may also be eligible for Medi-Cal benefits. If you are not eligible for Medi-Cal, you can receive medical treatment at the county clinics and hospitals. Many GA recipients are also eligible for Food Stamp benefits of up to $200 per month for a single person
All GA benefits are considered a loan to the individual receiving aid. GA recipients must sign a reimbursement agreement as a condition of eligibility. Employable recipients may participate in employment service activities.
Recipients who are unemployable and/or 65 years and older who appear eligible for Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) are required to apply for these benefits through the Social Security Administration.
Legal Non-Citizens 65 years and older who meet certain residency requirements must apply for benefits through the Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI).
Applicants and recipients may have up to $1,000 in personal property. The cash surrender value on a life insurance policy is counted as part of the personal property limit for an individual.
Hours of Operation for all offices:
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Individuals determined to be employable will only be eligible for cash aid for 3 full months in any 12-month period. This rule will apply whether aid was paid for 3 continuous months, or if there was a break in aid between months in any 12-month period.
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This organization is listed in the Youth Services Directory.