California law requires that each county have a program to assist its low-income residents who are not eligible for cash assistance from other State and/or Federal programs. Calaveras County’s program is called “General Assistance” or “GA.” The GA Program provides monthly loans to eligible persons legally residing in the County who have no other means of support.
GA is a LOAN PROGRAM and must be paid back.
Whether or not a person is eligible to receive GA benefits depends on a number of things, including employment status, income, residency, property value, and citizenship status. The eligibility information listed below will give you an idea of whether or not you may be eligible to receive GA benefits. However, GA regulations are complex and eligibility for the program can only be fully evaluated by an Eligibility Worker (EW) at the Human Services Office.