Am I eligible if I am able to work?

A person who can work:

  • Must register for employment with the California State Employment Development Department
  • Must apply for Unemployment Insurance Benefits (UIB) if potentially eligible

Recipients are limited to a time limit of 3 months of benefits in a twelve month period, whether or not the months are consecutive. This includes time on aid in other California counties as an employable person.

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1. How do I apply for general relief?
2. If I am eligible, how much will my benefits be?
3. Do I have to be a U.S. citizen to be eligible?
4. Am I eligible if I am able to work?
5. What if I am disabled or unable to work?
6. I am homeless. Am I still eligible to receive General Relief benefits?
7. What does temporary cash benefits mean?
8. Can I get immediate service if needed?
9. How will I get my General Relief payments?
10. When do I report changes?
11. If I receive Supplemental Security Income/State Supplemental Payment am I eligible to benefits?
12. What happens if my electronic benefit transfer card is not working?
13. What if I have lost my electronic benefit transfer card?