Effective February 1st, 2019, Center Township will be operating all Township Assistance requests by appointment only. This will cut down on your wait time and allow for us to more efficiently handle your request. Thank you for your understanding as we change this process to better our office procedures.
Our Primary Function is to provide Township Assistance to individuals in need. We do this through an extensive application process - making sure that the right people get the help they need.
Services we offer:
Individuals and/or households who may be in need must complete an application and meet the township's eligibility standards and guidelines.All adult members of the household must, by law, sign the application.
A. An applicant must complete an "Application for Township Assistance TA-1" & a "Disclosure and Release of Information". Both forms must be signed by all adult members of the household. In addition, all adult members must complete and sign all other documents, forms, or instruments required by Indiana Law. These are necessary for our caseworkers to determine an applicant's eligibility as per the township's "Standards and Guidelines".
B. An applicant must furnish the township with an acceptable means of identification and social security numbers for each member of the household.
C. The household income and/or liquid resources combined (e.g. bonds, stocks, savings, or checking accounts, or certificates of deposit) cannot exceed the township's income guidelines.
D. The household or a member of the requesting household must have a verifiable need that is basic and cannot be remedied in a timely manner by means other than by an expenditure of townships funds. (Example: if you are eligible for food stamps or TANF and have not applied, we will refer you to FSSA.) All members of the household must show evidence that they have exhausted their resources.
E. The applicant and members of the applicant's household cannot be in violation of any provision of the township's "Standards and Guidelines".
F. All able-bodied adult members of the household must show evidence of trying to find employment or present medical evidence that they are unable to work.
A. Picture identification for all adult members of the household that indicates the applicant is a resident of the township. An Indiana driver's License or ID Card issued by the BMV will be accepted.
B. Social Security numbers for all members of the household. This must be in the form of either a Social Security Card, or printouts from the Social Security Office or the Division of Family and Social Services.
C. Birth Certificates or Medicaid cards for all children residing in the household.
D. Applicants must provide income verification for all members of the household. The income threshold for determining eligibility is based on 150% of the federal poverty level.
E. Applicant must provide receipts for how their income was expended during the previous thirty (30) day period.
Family of 1: $1073
Family of 2: $1451
Family of 3: $1830
Family of 4: $2208
Family of 5: $2586
Family of 6: $2965
Family of 7: $3343
Family of 8: $3721
$378 for each additional family member
Effective January 1st, 2024 Center Township will be operating all Township Assistance requests by appointment only. This will cut down on your wait time and allow for us to more efficiently handle your request. Thank you for your understanding as we change this process to better our office procedures.
The initial interview can take up to 45 minutes to 1 hour.