The purpose of Indigent Services is to provide limited and temporary
assistance to Cassia County residents for the payment of some
non-medical and medical expenses. Assistance from Cassia County is
required to be “as a last resort” only; or when no alternative exists.
All counties in Idaho, including Cassia County, will require repayment
of any taxpayer funds used to assist a county resident under these laws.
Before assistance can be provided, however, certain requirements will
have to be met and the applicant must present himself for an interview
and must be prepared to provide personal information regarding the
applicant’s living situation, income, assets of all types, insurance,
resources, and much more. Once this information has been gathered, a
Service Worker will conduct a thorough investigation to substantiate the
data and then make a recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners
for approval or denial. Again, any approvals will also include an Order
to reimburse the county and the applicant will be required to sign a
Idaho law provides that an automatic lien is created on all real and
personal property of those who file an application for county medical
assistance under these laws.
There is no fee to file an application for assistance. Requests for
medical assistance require a different application than requests for
non-medical assistance. All medical providers and hospitals in the state
have the necessary application forms for requests for medical
assistance. Both application forms can be found at this website. Only
the application forms provided by state law may be used. No other form
of application will be accepted.