General Relief (GR)


General Relief (GR) is a County-funded program that provides financial assistance to indigent adults who are ineligible for federal or State programs. An average GR case consists of one person, living alone, with no income or resources.

The GR caseload includes the following employability status classifications:

  • Employables are participants with minor restrictions or no medical conditions that would prevent employment. GR employables may receive GR for nine months in a 12-month period, provided they continue to comply with General Relief Opportunities for Work (GROW) requirements.
  • Temporary Unemployables are participants who have one or more medical conditions affecting their ability to work and their condition will last less than 12 months.  GR benefits are not time limited for unemployables.
  • Permanent Unemployables are participants who have one or more medical conditions affecting their ability to work, may qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and their condition will last more than 12 months or is terminal.  GR benefits are not time limited for unemployables.
  • Unemployable Volunteers are assigned to individuals who are unemployable (temporary or permanent), but volunteer to participate in GROW.
  • NSA means Need Special Assistance and is the identification of individuals who need special assistance due to a mental disability.
  • Administratively Unemployable means there are reasons other than physical or mental incapacity which prevents the individual from finding, accepting or continuing existing employment.

The GROW program offers employment and training services to employable GR participants and is designed to help them obtain jobs and achieve self-sufficiency. Substance abuse treatment is also available if necessary.

HOW TO APPLY FOR GR

To apply for General Relief benefits, please print and fill out the GR Application, ABP 898-1  Once you have filled out your application, mail it to: 9800 S. La Cienega Blvd., 10th-11th Fl., Inglewood, CA 90301 or bring it to your nearest GR District Office to apply. To schedule an appointment to turn in your NEW application click on the Make an Appointment link below.

 

Your Benefits Now Symbol  

   MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

 

 

 AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT

 

Symbol for Sign Language, International Symbol for Access for Hearing Loss, International Symbol of Accessibility, Symbol indicating Access for Individuals Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision

DO YOU NEED HELP BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY?

If you have physical, mental, or other serious conditions that make it hard for you to apply for benefits or get services, please call:
(844) 586-5550 (Voice)
Office hours: Mon to Fri, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(800) 855-7100 (TTY California Relay)

For general questions about the General Relief Program, please call our customer service center,
24 hours a day, 7 days a week at:

(866) 613-3777 (Automated System)
(800) 855-7100 (TTY California Relay)

For more information on Americans with Disabilities Act click HERE.

GR Policy



Services Locator


pushpin

Find the LA County services and facilities that serve your area...