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General Assistance

Recorded on: Mar. 23, 2018
Running Time: 01:00:30

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Taken from the Web Program California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2018 Recorded March 2018 in San Francisco

General Assistance [01:00:30]

General Assistance (GA), also known as Interim Assistance (federally) or General Relief (in some counties), provides a meager cash and/or in-kind benefit, to indigent individuals in California who are not eligible for other cash benefits. GA is state mandated, but county funded and administered, resulting in a patchwork of different program rules. This panel will provide an overview of the GA program, as well as indigent healthcare, and identify common issues that result in hearings and appeals.

Joanna Parnes, Steven Weiss

The purchase price of this Web Program segment includes the following articles from the Course Handbook available online:

  • Advocacy Checklist for County General Assistance Programs
    Steven Weiss, Lauren Hansen
  • California Statewide General Assistance and General Relief Advocacy—Unreported Cases
    Steven Weiss, Lauren Hansen
  • California Public Records Request Letter
    Lauren Hansen
  • Sample Position Statement (1)
    Steven Weiss, Lauren Hansen
  • Sample Position Statement (2)
    Steven Weiss, Lauren Hansen
  • Sample Demand Letter, California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.
    Steven Weiss, Lauren Hansen
  • Sample Request for Administrative Record
    Lauren Hansen
  • Sample Petition and Application for Issuance of a Peremptory Writ of Mandamus and Complaint for Declaratory Relief
    Lauren Hansen
  • Summary of Mankinen v. County of Orange Consent Decree
    Lauren Hansen
  • San Benito County General Relief Program—Time Limit Letter, March 25, 2014
    Lauren Hansen
  • General Assistance/General Relief (PowerPoint slides)
    Steven Weiss, Lauren Hansen


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  • General Assistance/General Relief (PowerPoint slides)
    Lauren Hansen, Steven Weiss
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    Joanna Parnes ~ Supervising Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
    Steven Weiss ~ Regional Managing Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
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