Jean E. Shepherd ~ Trustee 

St. John Township Trustee

1515 Lincoln Highway, Schererville, IN  46375

Phone (219)865-2705  Fax (219)865-3956

                                       Hours: 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00

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Township assistance

                        Types of assistance available to St. John Township residents are:

  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Medical
  • Transportation
  • Burials and Funeral
  • Utility

 * Please refer to the guidelines for eligibility.

Complete the Township Assistance application which can be obtained at the trustee's office. Schedule an appointment for township assistance.  Applicants must have all documents listed below. 

REQUIREMENTS FOR ELIGIBILITY FOR ST. JOHN TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE ASSISTANCE

You must have these items on everyone in the household in order to complete the application.

CONFIRMATION OF RESIDENCE (TWO OF THE FOLLOWING)

___     A.  Driver’s license - INDIANA - with current address

___     B.  Social Security CARD

CONFIRMATION OF FAMILY SIZE

___     A.  Marriage license/ wife maiden name _______________

___     B.  Birth certificate

CONFIRMATION OF HOUSEHOLD INCOME

__        A.  Pay stubs for the past month’s income

__        B.  Child Support / TANF payments received a month or

                confirmation letter             

__        C.  Social Security checks

__        D.  Unemployment compensation - Indiana/Illinois benefits,

                ineligibility letter.

CONFIRMATION OF ASSETS

__        A. Savings account statement – CURRENT on everyone in

                household.

__        B. Checking account statement – CURRENT on everyone in

                household.

__        C. Stocks and Savings bonds, CD’s, 401K plans, IRA statements

__        F.  Personal property  (boats, trailers, cars)

CONFIRMATION OF THE COST OF SHELTER

__        A.  Rent receipt

__        B.  Lease – CURRENT

__        C.  Monthly payments on home mortgages

CONFIRMATION OF ALL PAID MEDICAL EXPENSES FOR THE LAST

MONTH

___         A.   Paid receipts from doctors, dentists, eye doctors, hospitals

                    etc.

___         B.   Paid receipts from drug stores and medical supplies

___         C.   Doctor’s letter as to disability and work restrictions

___   DIVORCE DECREE

___  ALL CURRENT MONTH’S BILLS (PAID OR UNPAID)

___ Nipsco, ___ Water, ___ Phone, ___ Cell Phone, ___ Cable, etc.

___  CURRENT FOOD STAMP LETTER  or APPOINTMENT LETTER

___  DIPLOMA/GED

___  INCOME TAX PAPERS - CURRENT 

___   IF HAVE CABLE, DISH, OR SATELITTE – CANCELLATION LETTER

___  IF HAVE PHONE FEATURES – CANCELLATION LETTER

___  IF A LAWSUIT – SIGN SUBROGATION AGREEMENT

___  IF UNEMPLOYED – WEEKLY FILLED OUT JOB SEARCH FORMS

___  CALL SLCCS FOR ENERGY ASSISTANCE HELP ON NIPSCO

___  SIGN REIMBURSEMENT AUTHORIZATION FORM (INITIAL/POSTELIGIBILITY PAYMENT)

___  SIGN SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION CONSENT FOR RELEASE OF INFORMATION FORM

 

 

 

Questions or comments email to  St. John Township Trustee