Basic Living Needs

 

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Many helping agencies will need you to provide the same basic set of documents. We recommend having the following items ready to help you get started:
 

  • Picture ID

  • Social Security cards for everyone in the household

  • Proof of all sources of income:

    • Check stubs for last 30 days

    • Social security or disability award letter

    • Unemployment statements for last 30 days

    • Child Support Information

    • Wage statement from the Department of Labor if you have no income

  • Government benefit documentation:

    • SNAP/food stamps

    • TANF/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families 

    • Section 8

  • Proof of all expenses:

    • Mortgage or Lease information

    • Utility bills

    • Medical bills

    • Past-due notices

Bring any documents that you think will help paint a picture of your situation for the agency you are asking for help. It is better to have too much information than too little.