Assistance FAQ

DeKalb Township Frequently Asked Questions

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1. What types of assistance does DeKalb Township offer?
2. How do I apply for assistance?
3. Does the Township pay rent or utilities and how much do they pay?
4. Does the township provide housing?
5. Can DeKalb Township help me move from DeKalb Township to another Township?
6. I have an eviction notice; will the Township help pay my rent?
7. Does the Township provide gas money?
8. Does the Township help with car repairs?
9. Does the Township help with car insurance?
10. Does the Township help with medical?
11. Will the Township pay for medications?

1. What types of assistance does DeKalb Township offer?

The Township offers two assistance programs, General Assistance and Emergency Assistance. Each program has a flat grant amount available. An individual must make application for each. The Township has 30 days to process. Income, assets and cooperation with the program determine eligibility.

2. How do I apply for assistance?

You should contact the Township for a telephone interview. After the telephone interview, the Township will send you an application. Once you have completed the application, contact the Township for an appointment to return the application.

3. Does the Township pay rent or utilities and how much do they pay?

If you are eligible for emergency assistance the Township has a flat grant amount available. Income, assets and need can affect the amount paid.

4. Does the township provide housing?

No, the township does not provide housing. You, the applicant, are responsible for finding housing. The township does maintain a partial list of rental properties and will be happy to send one to you.

5. Can DeKalb Township help me move from DeKalb Township to another Township?

No. DeKalb Township General Assistance funds must be used for DeKalb Township residents only. They must reside in DeKalb Township when making the application and intend to reside in DeKalb Township.

6. I have an eviction notice; will the Township help pay my rent?

The Township will not pay towards rent on an apartment that you are being evicted from. The amount the Township pays will not stop the eviction process. The Township will pay towards a security deposit on a new apartment if you are eligible.

7. Does the Township provide gas money?

The Township no longer provide gas money or bus tickets.

8. Does the Township help with car repairs?

The Township does not help with car repairs unless the car is required for your job, ex. salesman.

9. Does the Township help with car insurance?

Again, only if the car is required for the job.

10. Does the Township help with medical?

The Township has a medical card available if you are eligible for General Assistance. The medical card is limited in what it can help with. All medical services must be pre-approved by the Township.

11. Will the Township pay for medications?

The Township can help with some medications if eligible for the General Assistance medical card. In order to receive pharmacy assistance through the Emergency Assistance program, the medication must be for a life-threatening illness. The Township has 30 days to process for both programs.

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