General Relief processes applications for the County General Relief Program for individuals meeting the 100 percent poverty guidelines.

  Monroe County, Iowa - General Relief

What is General Assistance

Monroe 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 dependency.

To qualify a person must:
Be a resident of Monroe County
Be at least 18 years of age
Meet current income and resource guidelines

If you are a veteran who served during designated war time years with an honorable discharge you must apply at Monroe County Veteran's Affairs.

This program is designed to provide short-term emergency type assistance to persons lacking the resources to meet their basic needs. It is not intended to provide on-going, long-term aid to any individual and/or family.

1801 South B Street
Albia IA 52531

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
- By Appointment Only -

Phone Number:

FAX Number:

General Relief Administrator:
Katie Fisher

General Relief Forms:
Downloadable forms
used in the General
Relief office


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