A person who doesn't qualify for AABD or RRA and doesn't receive SSI can apply for GA Transitional Assistance (GA-TA). But if the person doesn't qualify for TANF or RRA because they failed to cooperate, or because they received a lump sum payment,
they cannot get GA-TA.
To qualify for Transitional Assistance, a person must meet program rules and must meet one of the "not employable" criteria. A person is "not employable" if they:
- are disabled; or
- are age 55 and over and have gross earnings of less than $2,000 in the past year and earned less than $200 a month in 7 months of the past year; or
- are needed at home to care for someone with a medical condition; or
- are homeless due to a court ordered evacuation, domestic violence, fire, or natural disaster within the last 6 months; or
- are age 19 or under and attend high school or equivalent vocational or training school full-time; or
- are required to take prescription medicine regularly to control diabetes, severe high blood pressure, or seizures; or
- have a medically documented temporary illness or incapacity, such as a broken leg.