Santa Clara County Social Services San Jose
Financial Help Provided: General Relief Assistance, Cash Assistance
Services provided: food assistance, finanical assistance, health coverage.
The county funded General Relief program offers short-term assistance to adults without children who need assistance with meeting their most basic shelter and personal needs. Adults applying for General Relief fall under two categories, employable or unemployable.
Employable participants are required to repay county funds by participating in Work Project. Other employment services include referrals to Job Club and Job Search where they receive four weeks of assistance in seeking and securing a job.
Unemployable participants must provide proof of disability. Many people in this group are awaiting federal government approval of their total disability claims. Participants must sign an agreement to repay county funds issued, by deductions from future disability benefits. Our Social Worker/SSI Advocates provide assistance with the SSI/SSP application process.
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