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General Assistance

General Assistance provides temporary assistance with basic and special needs to eligible Polk County residents. Individuals and families who are at risk due to a temporary crisis and/or a mental or physical incapacity and who meet income guidelines may be assisted.

 

WE MAY BE ABLE TO HELP YOU WITH:

Basic Needs- Food, Rental Assistance, Household/Personal Items, Utility Payments

Special Needs-  Clothing, Furniture, Health Supplies, Traveler's Aid

Property Tax Assistance- For information on property tax assistance programs call 286-3133.

Cremation- To apply for financial assistance for cremation, bring a completed application to our office or call 286-2088 for further information.


WE ASSESS AN APPLICANT'S NEED BASED ON:

Polk County Residency

Income Guidelines

Individual Circumstances

If you are a veteran please contact Veteran Affairs @ 515.286.3670.  

HOW TO APPLY FOR ASSISTANCE

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