General Assistance provides emergency payment vouchers to needy and poor people in need of immediate assistance or to people who cannot obtain assistance from any other source. This program is designed to provide short-term emergency-type assistance to persons lacking the resources to meet their basic needs. This program is not intended to provide ongoing, long-term aid to an individual and/or family. Persons seeking assistance must complete an application and must meet eligibility requirements. Persons seeking emergency medical care must notify a county social services office the next working day in order for application to be considered timely.