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.

Qualifications

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

Contact the General Assistance office for an Application and additional information.  Certain backup documents and verifications may also be required to accompany the application.