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County of Madera

California

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General Assistance

The General Assistance (GA) program is designed to provide assistance to indigent adults who are not supported by their own mean, other public funds, or assistance programs. The GA program is mandated by state law. GA is county funded and is established by the Board of Supervisors.

The county pays GA Clients directly with a single warrant once required documents are submitted.

Persons who are unable to work are required to provide a doctor’s statement of disability attesting to their physical or mental condition. Persons providing such a statement are referred to the Social Security Administration to apply for disability benefits. The individual signs an agreement that the county will recoup the amount of General Assistance paid on their behalf from their retroactive SSI/SSP benefit payments.

General assistance may be available for cremation and/or burial of cremated remains of indigents that are residents of Madera County based on General Assistance eligibility requirements. 

How to Apply

Applicants must apply in person at our Madera, Chowchilla, or Oakhurst locations listed below in Where to Apply.

Who’s Eligible?

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age unless they are:
    • Court approved emancipated minor
    • Legally married, childless minor couple
    • Childless, one time legally married but separated or divorced minor
  • Applicants must live in Madera County and intend to remain here.
  • Applicants must have lived in Madera County for at least 15 days.
  • Applicants must be a citizen of the United States, or an alien lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent or indefinite residence.
  • Applicants must be unemployed, incapacitated, or pending receipt of SSI.

Work Requirements

All employable General Assistance applicants and recipients must be available for and actively seeking employment within their capabilities.

Information Needed

  • Proof of income amounts
  • Proof of property values
  • Citizenship status
  • Social Security number

For maps and more information, visit the Facilities page.


Hours of Operation

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

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DSS Office Locations

Department Of Social Services - Admin
700 E Yosemite Ave.
Madera, CA 93638
(559)675-7841

Social Services Public Assistance
720 E. Yosemite Ave
Madera, CA 93638
559-675-2300

Social Services - Adult Services
629 E. Yosemite Ave
Madera, CA 93638
(559)662-8300

Social Services - Child Welfare Services
629 E. Yosemite Ave
Madera, CA 93638
(559)662-8300

Social Services - Chowchilla Office
125 S. 2nd Street
Chowchilla, CA (559)665-0205

Social Services - Oakhurst Office
40325 Hwy 41
Oakhurst, CA 93644
(559)683-6263

General County Contact

General County Contact
200 W. 4th Street
Madera, CA 93637
559-675-7703
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Use this number to get general information about the County or County departments.  

For non-emergency information or service, dial 311