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The application process can take anywhere from 2 to 30 days, depending on how responsive the applicant is when additional documentation is requested. State statutes require that a decision on all applications for general assistance be made within 30 days of the submission of the application.
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The General Assistance Office is located at:3131 O StreetSuite 2106Lincoln, NE 68510
A formal application is required for General Assistance. You may pick up an application in our office, download the General Assistance Application (PDF), or call 402-441-3095 and we will mail one to you.
The required documentation will depend on the type of assistance being requested. In most instances, our Intake Caseworker will review the application on the day it is received and mail a checklist of required documents to the applicant. The required documentation must be returned within the time frame indicated.
We can provide assistance with:
For many of our services, we have guidelines that establish a maximum amount for the type of assistance being provided. Many of these same services can be obtained through other agencies or through other programs, and when available, that agency or service must be utilized.
In most cases, no. Primary Care services are provided by Bluestem Health. Referrals to outside providers will be completed and approved when the services required are beyond the capability of this agency.