General Assistance

General Assistance is a county-funded program that can help with emergency financial needs.  A completed application and certain backup documents are required to determine eligibility. Contact the office for specific information regarding verification documents.
General Assistance Application


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