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General Assistance


As of February 1, 2024, Benton County General Assistance merged with Veterans Affairs. Please contact Courtney Long at 319-472-3150 or email [email protected]

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

To schedule an appointment or have questions, please contact Courtney Long at (319) 472-3150.

Benton County Service Center
811 D Ave Ste 34
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.