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What is General Assistance?

General Assistance in Elgin Township is a locally administered welfare program which provides monthly financial assistance to persons who are not eligible for any other State or Federal assistance programs, and who do not have adequate income or resources to provide for their own basic needs. 
Elgin Township and all townships in Illinois are statutorily mandated by the legislature to levy taxes and administer general assistance for destitute township residents.


Eligibility Guidelines:
  • Must be a Township resident
  • 18 years or older and out of high school
  • Without minor children
  • U.S. resident or legal alien
  • No potential means of income
  • Have applied and been found ineligible for other State of Federal benefits
  • Must be able to work, job search and do work fare
    OR
  • Pending Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income  
  • Download Application or pick up in person at office.
  • Link for application download: http://www.dhs.state.il.us/OneNetLibrary/27897/documents/Forms/IL444-0040.pdf
  • Must call 847.741.2045 for an appointment.
  • You will be required to bring in the following documents that apply to you and your household:         
  • Completed and signed application
  • Picture I.D.
  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Proof of current address/living arrangement: Rent/Lease agreement or receipt, letter from landlord, or mortgage payment book
  • Proof of income for the past thirty (30) days
  • Verification of other income: Unemployment benefits, Social Security, SSI, V.A. benefits, Workers compensation, pension or retirement income/401K, rental income, Public aid, child support or any other type of income being received at this time
  • Verification of any bank accoutns: checking, savings, credit union, trust funds, etc.
  • Proof of insurance if any: Medicaid and/or Insurance card
  • Proof of Marriage/Divorce
  • Verification of property: deeds, mortgage payment, tax bill, home owner's insurance
  • Verification of vehicle(s) ownership: title, registration, insurance, etc.
  • Verification of current registration with the IL Job Serve- I.D.E.S.
  • Current resume
  • Verification of applying for or pending case with SSi, SSD, Social Security, Medicaid, etc.
  • If unable to work because disabled, must provide medical diagnosis with work restrictions and limitations form doctor

        For other services available in Kane County visit http://www.kanecountyguide.org
        
        
Helpful Links

       
 Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES)
        30 DuPage Street
        Elgin, IL 60120
        847-888-7900

        
Illinois Department of Human Service (DHS)
        600 South State Street
        Elgin, IL 60123
        847-931-2700

       
 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
        100 South Hawthorne
        Elgin, IL 60123
        847-697-8800

        
Veterans Assistance Commission
        719 S. Batavia Avenue
        Geneva, IL 60134-3077
        630-232-3550


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