Cedar County, Iowa General Assistance shall be provided to residents of
Cedar county as mandated by the Code of Iowa, Section 252.25.
Cedar County, Iowa - General Assistance
General Assistance Forms:
used in the General Assistance office
Other Related Links:
Social Security Administration
Department of Human Services
What is General Assistance
Cedar 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
Who Qualifies for General Assistance
Cedar County General Assistance provides emergency payments and/or vouchers to needy
and poor people in need of immediate assistance or people who cannot obtain
assistance from any other source. Assistance may be 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 Cedar County
Be at least 18 years of age
Meet current income and resource guidelines
A veteran who served during designated war time years with an honorable
discharge must apply at
Cedar County Veteran's Affairs.
Types of Assistance Available
There are three kinds of assistance in Cedar County
assistance for needy persons,
for poor persons,
for an extended nature.
How to Apply
Appointments are requested. The office manages several other functions within
the County, therefore is sometimes unavailable. Please call (563) 886-2170 to
request an application be mailed to you. When you come to the appointment bring
the requested required documents.
PLEASE BE ADVISED… Funding may not always be
available due to County budget constraints.
General Assistance office:
Cedar County Courthouse
400 Cedar Street
Basement of Courthouse
Tipton, IA 52772
Hours Office is open:
Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.
Closed 12:00 - 12:30 for lunch
Office holder name:
General Assistance Links: