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Iredell County Department of Social Services

 

Work First Employment Services

Assesses educational and employment readiness needs. Assists with education planning, attainment, job training, job seeking, job retraining behaviors and removing barriers to education and job goal attainment. Eligibility: Iredell County residents, Work First Family Assistance recipients, ages 18 and up.

Certain Disabled (SCD)

A financial assistance program for eligible individuals. There is no medical assistance with this program. Eligibility: Iredell County residents; must have been denied disability based on Social Security standards, but must meet disability definition for this group; must meet income and asset guidelines; ages 18-64

Work First Family Assistance

Financial assistance provided to help eligible families meet living expenses (monthly check and Medicaid card). Eligibility: Iredell County, child must live with specified relative; be deprived of principal wage earner (death, absence, incapacity, unemployment); must not receive SSI; child must be 17 or younger

Medicaid For The Disabled (MAD)

Medicaid is a medical assistance program for low-income people. Covered services can include hospital care, laboratory and x-ray services, hospice and home health care, prescription drugs, physician visits, skilled and intermediate nursing home care, eyeglasses, dental services, and personal care services in the home. Eligibility: Iredell County residents, must be determined disabled by Social Security standards and meet federal and state income and asset guidelines; under age 65

Medicaid For The Blind (MAB)

Medicaid for the Blind is a medical assistance program for low-income blind people. Covered services can include hospital care, laboratory and x-ray services, hospice and home health care, prescription drugs, physician visits, skilled and intermediate nursing home care, eyeglasses, dental services, and personal care services in the home. Eligibility: Iredell County residents, must be legally blind according to SSI definition; must meet income/asset guidelines set by state and federal governments.

Special Assistance Programs (SAD; SAA)

Special Assistance for the Disabled (SAD) and Special Assistance for the Aged (SAA) provide financial assistance for eligible persons in licensed facilities. Medicaid services are also provided. Eligibility: Must meet income and asset guidelines; be a resident of domicilliary care facility or mental health group facility; SSI eligible or ineligible; Special Assistance for the Disabled: 18-64; Special Assistance for the Aged: 65 and over

AFDC Emergency Assistance Program

Provides emergency assistance to persons who are in need of help that would benefit a child. Types of assistance include shelter, utilities, and rent/eviction: cash payment made by vendor payment. Eligibility: Must be Iredell County resident; have at least once child under 18 in the home; be in a crisis situation; meet income and reserve requirements.

Medicare-Aid (MBQ)

Medicare-Aid covers Medicare co-payments for Medicare-eligible individuals and pays the Medicare premiums. This program pays only for services covered by Medicare. Eligibility: Iredell County resident; must meet income and asset guidelines based on state and federal regulations; must be receiving Medicare benefits.

Medicaid

A medical assistance program for low-income people; services include hospital care, lab and x-ray services, hospice and hospital care, prescription drugs, physician visits, skilled/intermediate nursing home care, eyeglasses, dental services, and personal care services in the home; special programs include Medicaid for the aged, family and children. Statesville office is located at 549 Eastside Drive, Statesville, telephone number 704-873-5631. Mooresville office is located at Government Center South, 610 East Center Street, Mooresville, telephone number 704-663-1481. Eligibility: Differs for various Medicaid programs; individuals must meet income guidelines.

Health Support

Facilitates access to and use of needed medical care. Administration of state abortion funds. Family planning counseling including certification of sterilization procedures. Eligibility: Iredell County resident; must be income eligible for abortion and sterilization

Food Stamps

Provides eligible households with food stamps one time per month in order to purchase food for the family unit and raise its nutritional level. Eligibility: Must be U.S. citizens, resident of Iredell County, and meet income, resources, and other regulations mandated by USDA.

Medicaid Transportation

Assists in arranging for and paying for transportation to medical providers. Provision of transportation to medical services by transportation aide. Eligibility: Iredell County resident who is Medicaid eligible and certified

Child Support Enforcement Program (IV-D)

Child support services are categorized into five major areas: 1. Location of absent parents; 2. Establishment of paternity for illegitimate children; 3. Establishment of legal child support obligations; 4. Collections of child support payments; 5. Enforcement of child support obligations. Eligibility: Services provided to any custodial parent regardless of income level, birth to age 18; if child is emancipated, child support order cannot be established; an application fee for custodial parent not receiving public assistance

Child Protective Services

Receives referrals, assesses information in relation to law; investigates allegations and determines if child is abuse neglected, or dependent; if substantiated, provides services to protect services to protect child and ameliorate abusive/neglectful conditions. Eligibility: Iredell County resident in need of protective services; birth to 18 years.

Adult Protective Services

Receives referrals and assesses need for protective services; assists in alleviating conditions causing need for protection. Eligibility: Iredell County resident who is disabled, abused, neglected, or exploited and is in need of agency intervention; 18 years and up.

Individual and Family Adjustment Counseling Services

Assists in negotiating community resources; personal and family counseling on relationships; interpersonal, marital, family, and community. Eligibility: Iredell County resident

Problem Pregnancy Services

Assists in exploring alternatives: abortion, adoption, keeping baby. Maternity home placement; prenatal care; locating; community resources to support decision. Eligibility: Iredell County resident

Homemaker Service

Demonstrates/teaches homemaking skills, child care, and child development enhancement. Eligibility: Iredell County resident; must be income eligible; sliding fee scale

Adoption

Accepts and prepares infants and children for placement; evaluates families; prepares studies; seeks appropriate children for placement; coordinates and supervises placements. Eligibility: Iredell county resident, birth-18 years; 21 and older for adoptive parents

Child Foster Care

Evaluates families; assists in licensing process; makes and supervises placements; monitors licensing standards and assists in relicensing; determines child’ s need for care; locates and arranges placement; supervises placement and services to meet child’s needs. Eligibility: Iredell County resident, birth-21; foster parents 21-65.

Rest Home Care (Adult Foster Care)

Assists operator in licensing procedures for rest homes; supervises facilities’ adherence to rest home standards; assists families in locating nursing or rest home; assists new residents’ adjustment to nursing or rest home; provides financial assistance for nursing or rest home care. Eligibility: Iredell County resident; must be financially eligible for nursing/rest home care

Child Day Care

Assesses need and eligibility; helps arrange placement; pays for care at approved facility. Eligibility: Iredell County resident; must be income-eligible; child: birth and up; vendor : 18 and up; sliding fee scale

Adult Day Care Service

Assesses need and eligibility; arranges placement and transportation; pays for care at licensed facility. Eligibility: Iredell County resident; must be income eligible; 18 and up; sliding fee scale.

In-Home Aide Services

Assists with activities of daily living; house cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping, food preparation, errands. Eligibility: Elderly and/or handicapped Iredell County resident, must be income eligible; sliding fee scale