Assistance

The Trustee is here to help the residents of the Township in times of crisis. The Trustee does not provide any long-term support or relief, but if you have a sudden, unavoidable problem, we may be able to help.

Township residents may come to the Township office to pick up an Application for Township Assistance. When you have completed the Application you need to telephone the Township office to arrange an appointment to come into the office for an interview to determine eligibility for assistance.

Who can get assistance

Basically, a person or family of Richland Township that is in need of assistance if there is not enough income or resources to provide the basic necessities of life such as food, shelter, utilities, and medical needs.

Depending on your situation you will need to bring to the interview:

  • Identification for all persons living in your household such as: Drivers License, Social Security Card, Birth Certificate, Indiana Identification Card.
  • Income proof such as: check stubs, SSI (Social Security) Income, TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), Child support stubs, gifts, money from selling plasma or personal items, unemployment checks, Workmens Comp, veteran benefits, retirement and pension checks, trusts, and income from any other source

A more complete list is provided in the Application for Township Assistance.

Forms you'll need to fill out when you apply for Township Assistance

The Application for Township Assistance and 3 other forms are required to be filled out for all Township assistance requests. You can download all of the forms here:

DO NOT SIGN THESE FORMS - YOU CAN FILL THEM OUT, BUT YOU HAVE TO SIGN THEM IN OUR OFFICE

 

If you have any questions when filling out any of these forms, please call 812-876-2509 and we can answer your questions and help you any way we can.

After you have completed the Application and other forms, call for an interview before returning the Application.

Please do not fax, mail, or drop off the Application. Please do not sign the Application before your appointment.

All Application reviews and interviews are done face to face, by appointment only. No walk-in appointments.

To make an appointment call 812-876-2509 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.