General Assistance is emergency assistance for low income and indigent residents of Benton County.
- Applicants must meet financial guidelines established by the Benton County Board of Supervisors and have applied for all other means of assistance.
- Proof of income for all household members.
- Must be living in Benton County 30 days prior to application.
Do not pay deposits or first month's rent
Must have current lease signed by tenant and landlord
Do not pay deposits
Must be in applicant's name
Download General Assistance application here.
Download Burial/Cremation application here.
To schedule an appointment or have questions, please contact: Sarah Wagner at (319) 472-4743, ext 2.
Located at the Benton County Service Center, 811 D Ave Ste 33, Vinton, IA 52349
Websites to use to apply for affordable healthcare coverage
www.healthcare.gov or 1-800-318-2596
(includes Iowa Health and Wellness Plan and insurance exchange options)
(this is a DHS web portal & is only for Iowa Health and Wellness Plan and Marketplace Choice options)