General Assistance (GA)

The Basics

The General Assistance (GA) program helps people without children pay for basic needs like rent and clothing. You can apply at your local county or tribal human services office.

GA is for:

  • Individuals without children
  • Married couples without children

People who have children can get help from the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP).

Get a quick introduction to GA in this short video:


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