Webster County Community Services
General Assistance

Community Services-General Assistance

723 1st Avenue South
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone: 515-573-1485
Fax: 515-573-1487
Office Hours:Monday-Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

General Assistance can offer short-term financial assistance to qualified persons residing in Webster County for things such as:

  • rent
  • utilities
  • transportation for medical care
  • prescription medications
  • cremation expenses

Assistance is limited to the following:

1. "Poor Persons", meaning person who have no property, exempt or otherwise, who are unable, because of physical or mental disabilities, to earn a living by labor.

2. "Needy Persons", who are those not meeting the definition in #1 above, yet meeting the financial eligibility of the Webster County General Assistance policies.

The Community Services administers the general assistance program based on the Webster County General Assistance Policy and Manual approved by the Board of Supervisors. Anyone wishing to apply must submit a completed General Assistance Application to the Community Services Office.

Our Staff

Staff Directory

General Assistance Policies

General Assistance
Ordinances and Manual

General Assistance Application

General Assistance

VA Policy and Eligibility Guidelines

Veteran Affairs
Policies and Eligibility Guidelines


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