Income and resources

You are required to use your income for basic necessities. The City has adopted use-of-income guidelines that the caseworker will expect you to follow. These guidelines will ask you to spend your money on certain basic needs.

In addition, you must use any and all resources that would reduce your need for GA. If you refuse to use a resource without a good reason, you will be ineligible to receive assistance until you do so. These resources include:

  • AFDC,TANF, SSI, SNAP, HEAP fuel benefits, and other government programs
  • Trust funds
  • alimony or child support programs
  • educational, retraining, medical, or rehabilitative programs
  • assistance from relatives legally liable for your support
  • unnecessary assets, such as extra vehicles and real estate, which you may be required to sell