General Information

Contact Dept

  • Address:
    2135 Fresno Street, Suite 100
    Fresno, CA 93721
  • DSS IVR System (Case Info):
    (559) 600-1DSS (1377) or toll-free 1 (877) 600-1377. To speak to a worker, call 1-855-832-8082 between 7:30am-4:30pm
  • Child Protective Services Hotline:
    (559) 255-8320 and / or (559) 266-2463 Fax Number
  • Elder Abuse/Adult Protective Services Hotline:
    1 (800) 418-1426 or (559) 600-3383 or (559) 230-1976 (Fax Number)
  • Email Department

General Relief

 

Our Locations:

E Street Building - 1209 E Street, Fresno, CA 93706
Phone: (559) 600-2650

311 Coalinga Plaza, Coalinga CA 93210
Phone: (559) 600-6300

1680 E Manning Ave, Reedley CA 93654
Phone: (559) 600-7580

3800 McCall, Selma CA 93662
Phone: (559) 600-5205

General Relief is a County funded program that provides cash or in-kind services to needy individuals and childless couples who are not eligible for assistance under any other categorical aid program. Grants are intended to assist with the costs of food, shelter, personal needs and other living expenses.

 

 

Who Is Eligible? Group of people

General Relief recipients must be at least 18 years of age unless they are:  

  • A court approved emancipated minor
  • A legally married, childless minor couple
  • A childless, one time legally married but separated or divorced minor

To qualify, applicants must be unemployed or incapacitated.

Work Requirements

All employable General Relief applicants and recipients must be available for, and actively seeking, full time employment. Strikers and daytime students are not eligible for General Relief.  Employable recipients are prohibited from receiving aid for more than three months in any twelve-month period.

Incapacity

Incapacity is a physical or mental condition which renders the applicant or recipient unable to work.  Medical evidence of incapacity must be verified by a health care professional approved by the County.

General Relief Payment Schedule

Number in Assistance Unit

1

2

3

Housing

124

163

181

Utilities

25

28

34

Food

58

141

187

Clothing

21

39

56

Personal Needs

15

24

30

Household Operation

2

5

7

Maximum Payable

$245

$400

$495


General Relief Resource Limits

  • Personal Property including bank accounts, may not exceed $1,000
  • Real Property, other than the primary residence, may not exceed $3,500
  • Motor Vehicles: The net market value of a motor vehicle shall not exceed $1,500
  • Any amount in excess of the $1,500 limit will be included in the personal property limit