Sterling Township

General Assistance

Sterling Township offers financial assistance to families and individuals in need.

General   Assistance   (GA)   is   designed   to   assist   individuals      and/or   families   who   are   in   need   of meeting   basic   living   expenses   according   to   a   written   standard   by   the   State   of   Illinois   and   the Sterling   Township.      If   an   applicant   is   found   eligible,   GENERAL   ASSISTANCE   provides   financial assistance   for   food,   (even   if   you   have   SNAP),   shelter,   utilities,   personal   essentials   (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.), household supplies (laundry soap, detergent) and clothing. The   GENERAL   ASSISTANCE   Office   must   determine   the   eligibility   of   each   applicant.      GENERAL ASSISTANCE    has    specific    constraints    regarding    financial    eligibility    and    there    are    also numerous   non-financial   eligibility   requirements   that   must   be   met.      The   maximum   amount of   a   benefit   is   limited   by   the   payment   level   established   by   the   GENERAL   ASSISTANCE   Office.     In   some   circumstances   applicants   are   eligible   for   GENERAL   ASSISTANCE,   but   not   eligible   for the maximum amount of the benefit. When   an   applicant   is   approved   for   GENERAL   ASSISTANCE   the   applicant   is   then   required   to develop   and   implement   either   a   Community   Work   Program   and/or   a   Job   Search   Program   if the applicant is physically capable. An   applicant   that   has   been   approved   WILL   NOT   RECEIVE   CASH .      If   approved,   the   GENERAL ASSISTANCE   office   will   issue   “disbursing   orders”   totaling   the   approved   grant   amount   to vendors   to   supply   goods   and   services.      The   General   Assistance   Office   has   30   days   from   the date    of    receipt    of    a    GENERAL    ASSISTANCE    application    to    make    a    decision    regarding eligibility.  Eligibility for GENERAL ASSISTANCE is reviewed and determined monthly.
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General Assistance

Sterling Township offers financial assistance to families

and individuals in need.

General    Assistance    (GA)    is    designed    to    assist individuals      and/or   families   who   are   in   need   of meeting    basic    living    expenses    according    to    a written   standard   by   the   State   of   Illinois   and   the Sterling     Township.          If     an     applicant     is     found eligible,   GENERAL   ASSISTANCE   provides   financial assistance    for    food,    (even    if    you    have    SNAP), shelter,      utilities,      personal      essentials      (soap, shampoo,    toothpaste,    etc.),    household    supplies (laundry soap, detergent) and clothing. The   GENERAL   ASSISTANCE   Office   must   determine the     eligibility     of     each     applicant.          GENERAL ASSISTANCE    has    specific    constraints    regarding financial   eligibility   and   there   are   also   numerous non-financial   eligibility   requirements   that   must   be met.      The   maximum   amount   of   a   benefit   is   limited by   the   payment   level   established   by   the   GENERAL ASSISTANCE     Office.          In     some     circumstances applicants   are   eligible   for   GENERAL   ASSISTANCE, but   not   eligible   for   the   maximum   amount   of   the benefit. When    an    applicant    is    approved    for    GENERAL ASSISTANCE    the    applicant    is    then    required    to develop   and   implement   either   a   Community   Work Program    and/or    a    Job    Search    Program    if    the applicant is physically capable. An   applicant   that   has   been   approved   WILL   NOT RECEIVE     CASH .          If     approved,     the     GENERAL ASSISTANCE    office    will    issue    “disbursing    orders” totaling   the   approved   grant   amount   to   vendors   to supply      goods      and      services.            The      General Assistance   Office   has   30   days   from   the   date   of receipt   of   a   GENERAL   ASSISTANCE   application   to make   a   decision   regarding   eligibility.      Eligibility   for GENERAL        ASSISTANCE        is        reviewed        and determined monthly.

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© Sterling Township 2015
Sterling Township