Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a Federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues. This vital program aids those who are aged, blind, and/or disabled and have little to no income. It is designed to meet the basic needs of an individual such as food, clothing, and shelter. When a client is first introduced to our program one of our goals is to establish eligibility for SSI, and if the client is appropriate, begin the application process. This is often one of the most important steps towards a client’s self-sufficiency and health living.
The General Relief program is County-funded and provides financial and non-cash assistance to low-income adults who are ineligible for federal or state programs (such as SSI). Even those who may be able to work can apply for short-term GR. This program is especially useful if an individual is between jobs, or in school.