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General Relief

Contact Information


1801 South B Street

Albia, Iowa 52531


Monday - Friday

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About the General Relief Office

Monroe County General Assistance shall be provided to residents of this county as mandated by the Code of Iowa, Section 252.25.

The purpose and policy of such provisions of relief where appropriate, is to direct the applicant in removing barriers to self-sufficiency and economic self-support to prevent, reduce, or eliminate dependency.


To qualify a person must:

 Be a resident of Monroe County
 Be at least 18 years of age
 Meet current income and resource guidelines


If you are a veteran who served during designated war time years with an honorable discharge you must apply at Monroe County Veteran's Affairs.

This program is designed to provide short-term emergency type assistance to persons lacking the resources to meet their basic needs. It is not intended to provide on-going, long-term aid to any individual and/or family.