General Assistance

 

General Assistance Program (GA)

MISSION:

The goal of the General Assistance program is to increase self-sufficiency. Each General Assistance recipient must work with the social services caseworker to develop and sign an Individual Self-Sufficiency Plan (ISP). The plan must outline the specific steps the individual will take to increase independence by meeting the goal of employment.

The social services program are a secondary, or residual resource, and must not be used to supplement or supplant other programs.

 

SERVICES AVAILABLE:

The GA program must use the same TANF payment standard for an adult in Oregon, which service area where the applicant or recipient resides.  GA welfare benefits are processed once a month.

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

 

To be eligible for General Assistance an applicant must:

Must provide proof of enrollment with a Federally Recognized Tribe.

Apply concurrently for financial assistance from other state, tribal, county, local, or other federal agency programs for which he/she is eligible and not receive any comparable public assistance.

Develop and sign an employment strategy in the ISP with the assistance of the social services worker to meet the goal of employment through specific action steps including job readiness and job search activities, Volunteer for BPT community/ praticipate in program activities.

 Reside in the service area

CONTACT INFORMATION :

GENERAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM -   100 PASIGO STREET, BURNS OREGON   97720

GA CASEWORKER: ANGELA SMARTT                                        OFFICE PHONE  (541) 573-8048                                  

OFFICE HOURS: 8:AM-12PM / 1:PM 5:PM; M-F                            FAX   (541) 573-4217                                       

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  +1 (541) 573-2088 Administration
  +1 (541) 573-1910 Tribal Council
  100 Pasigo St. Burns Or 97720

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