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General Assistance

General Assistance is available to families and individuals who are poor and cannot obtain assistance from any other source.


  • 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.

Assistance Provided

  • Rent
    Do not pay deposits
  • Utilities
    Do not pay deposits
    Must be in applicant's name
  • Burial/Cremation

Forms and Applications


To schedule an appointment or have questions, please contact Sarah Wagner at (319) 472-4743, ext 1.

Benton County Service Center
811 D Ave Ste 33
Vinton, IA 52349

Affordable Healthcare Coverage Resources
Call 1-800-318-2596 or visit the website for more information.

Includes Iowa Health and Wellness Plan and insurance exchange options


Department of Human Services

Self Service Portal

A federal government website managed and paid for by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Visit Medicare

Call 800-351-4664 or visit the website for more information.