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San Luis Obispo County Department of Social Services

Website: http://www.slocounty.ca.gov

San Luis Obispo, CA - 93403
(805) 781-1600

Financial Help Provided: General Assistance, Food Stamps, Cash Assistance

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General Assistance

General Assistance is a cash aid program to help needy individuals and families who are not eligible for help under any other program.

The program provides money, vouchers and job-related services for needy persons not eligible to Federal and State aid programs.

Anyone has the right to apply for General Assistance. In order to receive General Assistance, you must be a resident of San Luis Obispo County. You may qualify if you are poor, destitute, incompetent, or incapacitated by age, disease or accident and are not supported by relatives, friends or any other source. You must be actively seeking employment if you are able to work.

Your real and personal property and all your income from any source are considered when calculating if you qualify for General Assistance.

It is important if you or your family is in need of General Assistance that you contact the Department of Social Services.

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Tips For Prompt And Professional Assistance
1. Make an appointment - Always attempt to make an appointment. Oftentimes this will save you hours waiting in lines. When on the phone make sure you ask for the documentation needed in order to receive assistance.

2. Do not be late for your appointment - This tip should speak for itself.

3. Dress appropriately - If you want to be treated with respect, dress as appropriately as possible. We are not saying wear a suit. Just make sure you and your clothes are clean and non offensive. We have found that clients who dress in this manner have a better chance of receiving aid.

4. Bring all pre determined documentation - Bring all of the documents you were advised to bring from your appointment phone call. Without them, you will not receive aid.

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To help the needy find financial aid and assistance. This nation is going through tough times and providing a helping hand can help make the world a better place.