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Fairfield Township of Dekalb County

Ashley, IN - 46705
(260) 281-2225

Financial Help Provided: General Relief Assistance

Full Description:

A trustee is responsible for helping persons experiencing financial distress in their township only. Trustees require the completion of an application for assistance, a thorough investigation and, when found eligible, assists in the most economical means available.

A person or family is in need if there is not enough income or resources to provide the basic necessities of life. Necessities of life include: food, shelter, essential utilities, medical needs, household supplies, clothing (including shoes), transportation to seek and/or maintain employment, and other basic needs.

If you're a resident of Fairfield Township and need assistance, contact the Township Office for more information and to apply.

May be able to assist persons in need living in Fairfield Township with basic needs assistance, such as:

Rent or mortgage
Medical care, insulin
Household goods
Fuel oil, propane, coal assistance
Burial expenses
Work transportation

Assistance is at the discretion of the trustee. Denials of assistance can be appealed to the county commissioner; information on appealing is included in the denial letter.

Eligibility Requirements:
Must live in Fairfield Township
Provide documentation of income and expenses for all household members
Provide end of week income or financial need

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Tips For Prompt And Professional Assistance
1. Make an appointment - Always attempt to make an appointment. Oftentimes this will save you hours waiting in lines. When on the phone make sure you ask for the documentation needed in order to receive assistance.

2. Do not be late for your appointment - This tip should speak for itself.

3. Dress appropriately - If you want to be treated with respect, dress as appropriately as possible. We are not saying wear a suit. Just make sure you and your clothes are clean and non offensive. We have found that clients who dress in this manner have a better chance of receiving aid.

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.

Mission Statement
To help the needy find financial aid and assistance. This nation is going through tough times and providing a helping hand can help make the world a better place.