Chester, IL



1 Taylor Street, Room 103

Chester, IL 62233

Voice: 618.826.5000 ext 219

Fax: 618.826.3930

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General Assistance

Welcome to General Assistance

Cindy Jones


What is General Assistance?

General Assistance (GA) is funded by Randolph County and receives no state or federal funds.  General Assistance works with people who have pending Supplemental Security Income (SSI) cases.

A client who calls to inquire about General Assistance has generally been referred by one of the other Randolph County social services agencies.  In order to be eligible for General Assistance, a client must have a pending SSI claim, live in Randolph County and be receiving Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

Our office counsels potential GA participants by appointment only.  It takes about 2 weeks to be approved and then about another 2 weeks before a client receives financial assistance.

A person may call my office with questions or to schedule an appointment at 618.443.3311.