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General Assistance

General Assistance may provide financial assistance to Benton County residents by following the guidelines set forth by the county ordinance that were established by the Benton County Board of Supervisors.


  • Applicants must meet financial guidelines and have applied for and comply with all other means of assistance (local, state and federal programs).
  • Proof of income for all household members.

Assistance Provided

  • Rent
    Do not pay deposits
    Must have a lease signed between landlord and all adult tenants
  • 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


State of Iowa Department of Health and 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.