What is General
Marion 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
The General Assistance office will be closed the week
of Monday, August 6th through Friday, August 10th.
Who Qualifies for General Assistance
Marion County General Assistance provides emergency payment vouchers to needy
and poor people in need of immediate assistance or people who cannot obtain
assistance from any other source. Assistance is 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 Marion County
Be at least 18 years of age
Meet current income and resource guidelines
If you are a veteran who served during designated war time years with an honorable
discharge you must apply at Marion County Veteran's Affairs
to go to the Veteran's Affairs page.
Types of Assistance Available
There are three kinds of assistance in Marion County
assistance for needy persons,
for poor persons,
for an extended nature.
How to Apply
No appointment is necessary. When you come bring financial information such as
documentation of income, Social Security Card, bills that have been paid and any
outside income beyond a job.
PLEASE BE ADVISED… Funding may not always be
available due to County budget constraints.