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Alleghany County Dss Sparta

Website: http://alleghanycounty-nc.gov/social_services.php

Sparta, NC - 28675

Financial Help Provided: DSS Financial Assistance, Work First Cash Assistance

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The NC Division of Social Services is responsible for various programs and services. The main services we are interested in providing to you is the Work First Cash Assistance Program:
Emergency Financial Assistance
Families who are experiencing a financial emergency may be eligible for financial help to pay for housing and utilities.
Families that meet the following criteria may be eligible for Emergency Assistance:
The family must have a child who lives with a relative as defined for Work First Family Assistance and who meets the age limit for Work First cash assistance.
Total income must be at or below 200% of poverty level.
Family's statement is acceptable for citizenship and identity unless it is questionable. If in doubt, request appropriate verification.
Counties may set requirements that are more restrictive than these, but not requirements that are more lenient.
Below we have listed many of the programs offered by local Department of Social Services (DSS) Offices:
Medicaid Assistance
Food Stamps Assistance
TANF-Work First Assistance
Special Assistance for Adults
Heating/Cooling Assistance
Medicaid Transportation Assistance
Health Choice for Children
Program Integrity
Carolina Access

Child Care Subsidy
Adult Protective Services
Foster Care for Adults
Adult Home Specialist
In Home Aide Services
Adoption Assistance
Medicaid Transportation Assistance
Services for the Blind

Child Protective Services
Foster Care for Children
Information and Referral Assistance
Foster Parenting Licensing
LINKS Services for Youth


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4. Bring all pre determined documentation - Bring all of the documents you were advised to bring from your appointment phone call. Without them, you will not receive aid.

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