General Assistance/Emergency Assistance
General Assistance (GA)
The General Assistance Program is a Welfare Program designed to provide support to indigent adults who are ineligible for State or Federal assistance. Aid with specified basic maintenance needs is available for qualifying residents of Schaumburg Township. Assistance is provided according to adopted written standards.
Emergency Assistance (EA)
Emergency Assistance provides financial aid to help alleviate an "emergency" or "life threatening" circumstance (i.e., eviction, utility disconnection). Emergency assistance is not provided for security deposits, first month's rent, hotels, or medical bills. Assistance is available for qualifying residents of Schaumburg Township. Emergency Assistance can be issued once in any twenty-four (24) month period. Program guidelines are established by the General Assistance Office.
For further information, contact Schaumburg Township at (847) 884-0030.
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