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General Assistance Application


Appointments are recommended when applying for general assistance. Please call 641-623-0444 to schedule an appointment.

Please review the following information before applying for assistance.

The following items must be brought to your appointment:

  • IDs for all members of the household
  • Social security cards for all members of the household
  • Last 30 days of pay stubs for all adults residing in the household
  • Last 30 days of bank statements (both checking and savings) for all adults residing in the household
  • Copy of your current bill
  • Copy of proof of any other income for all adults residing in the home, including SNAP, SSI/SSDI, child support, unemployment benefits, etc.

Application for General Assistance

Financial Assistance

The 2023 eligibility rates for Poweshiek County General Assistance are based on 100% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines and subject to change based upon current Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Household Size Gross Hourly Income Gross Monthly Income Gross Yearly Income
1 $7.00 $1,215 $14,580
2 $9.47 $1,643 $19,720
3 $11.95 $2,072 $24,860
4 $14.43 $2,500 $30,000
5 $16.90 $2,928 $35,140
6 $19.37 $3,357 $40,280
7 $21.83 $3,785 $45,420
8 $24.30 $4,213 $50,560
Each Additional Person add: $2.47 $428 $5,140
  • If the applicant(s) is/are unemployed, they must be registered with Workforce Development and show proof of this. An exception can be made if the applicant has a doctor’s note stating they have a medical condition making them ineligible to work.
  • If an applicant is on strike, no assistance is available.
  • If any of the applicant has voluntarily quit their job in the past 60 days, no assistance is available. 
  • If the applicant is a current student, no assistance is available.
  • The applicant(s) must have resided in Poweshiek County for at least the last 30 days. Verification is required.
  • If the applicant received assistance through General Assistance in the past and has not made efforts to repay, no assistance is available. 

Application for General Assistance

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