Appointments are now open for assistance with a direct cash assistance request of $ 500

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  • DOYLE MURPHY
  • Saint-Louis Town Hall.

Appointments can now be made if you require assistance in applying for the City of St. Louis Direct Cash Assistance Program. The city, Centraide du Grand Saint-Louis and the office of the treasurer of Saint-Louis have joined forces to provide the clinic.

Direct cash assistance was a key part of Jones’ plan for federal relief funds, but there were disagreements over the plan over the summer. The aldermen board of directors went back and forth on the payments, but ultimately succeeded in the first round of funds, allowing approximately 9,300 residents of Saint-Louis to receive $ 500.

The event will be held at the St. Louis Community College – Forest Park Student Center at 5600 Oakland Avenue for those without internet access, the disabled and the elderly on December 18th from 10 am to 5 pm.

“The assistance from this program will help many families and residents of the city, and we want to make sure that we remove as many barriers as possible so that anyone who qualifies has the opportunity to apply for this direct financial assistance,” he said. Treasurer Adam Layne said in a press release. Release. “This event aims to ensure that vulnerable populations, such as the elderly, people with disabilities and those without internet, can access and complete their application. ”

Layne added that the city is urging other residents who have internet access to complete their applications online.

The appointments will be for 30-minute time slots. There are up to 720 slots available, and residents who require an appointment must meet all eligibility requirements and bring the required documentation.

The requirements are that St. Louisans must be at or less than 80 percent of the Median income of the area and suffered loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants must also present proof of residence twelve months prior to the date of application. See the full list of requirements at www.stlouis-mo.gov.

Masks are mandatory and offices will be disinfected between appointments. Dial 1-866-948-3742 to make an appointment; appointments are not encouraged. Appointments can be made until December 17th.

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