COVID-19 Information & Financial Assistance

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KANSAS UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

Website: https://www.getkansasbenefits.gov/Home.aspx

How to apply for Kansas unemployment benefits? To file an initial claim for Kansas Unemployment Insurance benefits, you will need to create an account on the KDOL website located here. Toll–free Kansas unemployment number, outside the local calling area: 800-292-6333.

KANSAS LOW INCOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIEAP)

Website: https://www.benefits.gov/benefit/1557 

The Kansas Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) is a Federally funded program that helps eligible households pay a portion of their home energy costs by providing a one-time per year benefit. Benefit levels vary according to the following factors: 1) Household income, 2) number of persons living at the address, 3) type of dwelling, 4) type of heating fuel, and 5) utility rates.

OBERLIN FOOD PANTRY

Location: United Church, 109 North Griffith

Contact: 785-475-2280 

Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-1:30

THE KANSAS FOOD ASSISTANCE & NUTRITION PROGRAM

Website: https://www.benefits.gov/benefit/1264 

The Food Assistance & Nutrition Program is a nutrition assistance program, which provides a Kansas Benefit card (plastic debit card) to eligible persons for use in purchasing food from local grocery stores. Complete information regarding Food Assistance eligibility can be obtained by contacting your nearest Department for Children and Families Office or by calling 1-888-369-4777. Any single individual or household group whose income and resources are low and who meet certain basic program requirements can qualify. Food Assistance is available to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, creed, sex, age, national origin, political beliefs, or handicaps. There are specific eligibility requirements in Kansas and in every state. You must work with the Department for Children and Families to apply and confirm your eligibility.

UNITED WAY COVID-19 COMMUNITY RELIEF FUND

Location: United Way of Ellis County, PO Box 367, Hays, KS 67601-0367 

Contact:  (785) 628-8281 

They may help with rent, bills, and food. 

DECATUR COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Will assist our citizens during this difficult time by offering a specific delivery service. Those that are unable to acquire essential items such as groceries and medication may set up a delivery. We can assist you in transferring animals to and from the veterinary clinics and also assist in delivering legal documents for signatures if it is sealed. We will not deliver from restaurants. We will be limiting it to once a week per family. You will be responsible to set up the pickup and payment method. Deliveries will be made Monday through Friday 8-5 unless exigent circumstances exist. Times may vary depending on emergency situations that may arise. Please call Dispatch at 785-475-8100 for more information or to set up a delivery.