General Assistance

General Assistance provides temporary assistance to low income Jasper County residents who are ineligible for, or awaiting approval from Federal or State assistance programs.  This assistance is provided in the form of a loan.


  • To qualify a person must:
  • Be a resident of Jasper County
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Meet current income and resource guidelines

Types of Assistance

  1. One time emergency assistance.
  2. Assistance for persons applying for Social Security Disability

Services Provided

  • Rent
  • Utilities
  • Certain Medications
  • Referrals for  Food, Clothing and Personal needs
  • Burial

Applications available from the link below or at the General Assistance Office.