General Assistance

General Assistance is a county funded temporary cash assistance program for unemployed single adults and couples who may not have dependent children and are not receiving other public assistance benefits including, Supplemental Security income (SSI) or unemployment benefits.  Employable recipients must attend the Job Link workshop, actively search for employment, and are required to repay county funds.  The employable recipients are limited to three months of General Assistance payments in a year period.  Please refer to the San Benito County General Assistance Handbook for all the program requirements.   See the link below.

How to Apply

To apply for General Assistance, apply in person at San Benito County Health and Human Services Agency located at:

1111 San Felipe Road Suite 206
Hollister, CA.  95023

Ph: (831) 636-4180

SBC GA Handbook -July 14 2016




Public Assistance Division

1111 San Felipe Road-Suite 206
Hollister, CA  95023

(831) 636-4180

Fax: (831) 637-9754

TDD/TTY:  (831) 634-4969


Mon-Fri  8AM – 5PM

Deputy Director

Cynthia Larca

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