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General Assistance (GA)

A program to assist with shelter costs (rent and utilities) while waiting for determination of Social Security Disability Benefits. GA Funding is limited and is from the Bureau of Indian Affairs-Self Governance Program, services are subject to funding availability.

Eligibility: Must be enrolled Native American residing on tax free land (within Oneida Reservation boundaries). Household income must not exceed the monthly grant amount.

Description: To provide General Assistance cash grant to individuals that currently have a pending Social Security Disability Benefits Application that reside on tax free land to assist with shelter (rent and utilities) cost.

How to apply: May apply in person at Economic Support Services or by submitting a completed General Assistance Application to the agency.  Applicants must also have the GA App tax free land status form completed.

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