Wapello County General Assistance shall be provided to residents of this county as mandated by the Code of Iowa, Section 252.25. The purpose and policy of such provisions of relief where appropriate, is to direct the applicant in removing barriers to self-sufficiency and economic self-support to prevent, reduce, or eliminate dependency
Wapello County General Assistance provides emergency payments and/or vouchers to needy and poor people in need of immediate assistance or people who cannot obtain assistance from any other source. Assistance may be provided to an individual that has income or benefits delayed from a state/federal program or not actually received because of reasons not attributable to the person, and who does not have liquid assets of the family unit to pay for the items of assistance that can be provided.
To qualify a person must:
- Be a resident of Wapello County
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Meet current income and resource guidelines
Types of Assistance
There are three kinds of assistance in Wapello County
- Emergency assistance for needy persons,
- Assistance for poor persons,
- Assistance for an extended nature.