General Relief Eligibility Requirements


To be eligible for the General Relief Program individuals must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a San Diego County resident for at least 15 days and intend to reside in San Diego County
  • Have a valid ID, such as CA DMV license/ID card
  • Have a Social Security Number (SSN) or proof of application for SSN
  • Be age 18 through 64, with some rare exceptions
  • Be U.S. Citizens, Legal Permanent Resident or Amnesty Aliens
  • Have income less than $449 (for a single person) or $614 (for a married couple)
  • Property limits cannot exceed
    • $1,000 total;
    • $250 personal effects;
    • $50 liquid assets;
    • up to $4,650 vehicle value is exempt;
    • 1 burial arrangement per person;
    • no real property allowed