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General Assistance

Contact Information

Becki Chapin

General Assistance Director:

Jackson County Courthouse

201 West Platt Street

Maquoketa, IA 52060

Monday - Thursday

8:30 am - 4:30 pm
8:30 am - Noon


By Appointment Only


(563) 652-1710 

Duties and Responsibilities

Jackson 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.

Who Qualifies for General Assistance
Types of Assistance Available
How to Apply

Please Be Advised … Funding may not always be available due to County budget constraints.

Jackson County Rx is a prescription assistance card that is issued from the Jackson County General Assistance Director for families in need of prescription assistance. Be advised that this is not an insurance card, but an assistance card.