General Assistance - GA

Belvidere Township
8200 Fairgrounds Road
Belvidere, IL 61008



What is General Assistance?

A short-term safety net when between jobs or during illness.


A financial aid program for those who are not qualified for categorical assistance (state or federally funded aid).

How Do I Qualify for Assistance?

Eligibility for aid is generally based on financial income and resources available.


In addition to being a resident of Belvidere Township, information regarding you and your family, financial status, and registration with the Department of Employment Security will need to be provided.

How Do I Apply for Assistance?

Call Belvidere Township to have an application mailed to you or stop by the office during office hours.


Complete the application and return it to the township office. Be sure to bring your Illinois Driver's License or Identification Card and Social Security Card. Also any other documents required on the application.


Township Supervisor and caseworker must review the application and forms before an appointment can be set up. After all have been reviewed an appointment can be set up. We do not take walk-ins. Our office number is 815-544-2027.

 

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What Programs are Available to a Belvidere Township Resident?

General Assistane (GA) - Single, no dependents


Emergency Assistance (EA) - Families with children

Eligibility Requirement

In addition to being a resident of Belvidere Township, information regarding you and your family, financial status, and registration with the Department of Employment Security will be required.


Click here for guidelines.

Helpful Links

Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES)
303 North Main Street
Rockford, IL 61101
815-395-6600


Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS)
1111 N. Avon Street
Rockford, IL 61101-5845
815-987-7942 or 815-987-7346


Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
815-544-3144

Click here for much more information regarding sites and schedules.

 

 

Prairie State Legal Services

1-855-347-7757

www.pslegal.org

Housing Brochure - English / Spanish


 

Boone County Food Pantry
815-569-1571

 

Helping Hands
815-544-1409

 

Homeless Prevention
815-987-5685

 

Boone County Housing Authority

2036 N. State Street

815-544-0084

 

FCA – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Job Search

 

Remedies-Renewing Lives

Substance Abuse 815-547-4502

Domestic Violence 815-544-1866

 

Rock River Training Corporation

815-547-9616

 

St. Vincent DePaul
815-547-7429

 

Salvation Army
815-544-3892

Supplemental Food Program

Distribution-The first

Wednesday of the month.

9:00am to 12:30pm
422 S. Main Street
Belvidere, IL 61008-3740

 

 

Social Security

502 E. Jefferson St.

Rockford, IL 61107

1-815-987-4215

 

United Way
815-544-3144


Veterans' Assistance Commission of Boone County

130 South State St. Ste. 212

815-544-6464

 

 

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