MOUNT VERNON — Welfare is a sobering reality for many. But fortunately for Knox County residents, numerous sources of assistance are available, chiefly through the Knox County Office of Jobs & Family Services.
Eligibility for welfare benefits through JFS is based on income per family size. Guidelines are established and updated on an annual basis. Benefits are awarded through different programs in the forms of cash, food stamps and Medicaid.
The food stamp program in Knox County is in place to raise the level of nutrition and to safeguard families’ well-being and health. Eligibility is based on income as well as shelter expenses, medical expenses and resources.
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