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Responsibilities of the Supervisor As the Chief Executive Officer, the supervisor oversees the EarnFare & General Assistance Programs and services offered by the township except those of the Road District and Assessor’s Office. He serves as chairman of the Town Board and treasurer of all town funds, including general assistance, road and bridge funds.
The Centralia Township provides General Assistance to those who are not eligible for other State (TANF) or Federal (SSI) assistance, and do not have the financial resources to provide for their own needs. Generally for the township medical card you must be denied and DHS (IDPA) Medical Card and meet certain pre qualification needs for life sustaining medications in 1 of 4 areas.The Township provides temporary assistance until the person can find a more permanent program. While on the program, they receive help paying for medication & doctor visits.
General Assistance applications are processed in accordance with the standards approved by the Department of Human Services (Public Aid) Family Community Resource Center.
Centralia Township Supervisor