DWS Suspending General Assistance Applications

Published on April 25, 2013 at 09:26AM

Utah’s Department of Workforce Services temporally will close the door to new General Assistance (GA) applications on Wednesday due to limited funds and increasing caseloads. The state-funded GA program provides a monthly payment for up to 12 months to low-income individuals and couples without children who are temporarily or permanently disabled and unable to work. How soon GA applications will be reinstated remains to be seen. DWS will revisit that question after the start of the 2014 fiscal year this July.