Iowa Benefits

Family Investment Program

Iowa's Family Investment Program aids low-income families with dependent children. It provides financial assistance while focusing on promoting self-sufficiency through employment and training opportunities. The program is designed to offer temporary support as families work towards independence.

Food Stamps (SNAP)

Iowa Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, provides food assistance to deserving families in Iowa so that they can buy healthy food.


Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa is a program sponsored by the state of Iowa that provides low cost and in some instances free healthcare covers for kids from low income families. The amount of premium paid by an individual family varies depending on the income level of the company; however the maximum amount paid by a family is $40.

If you qualify for the program you are given the option of choosing from a number of selected health care service providers that has agreed to participate in the program. Some of the benefits derived from participating in the program include: eye care, mental health care and dental services.


The Iowa Low income Heat Assistance Program, commonly referred to as the “Iowa LIHEAP” is an energy assistance program that aims to subsidize the cost of energy for low-income households in the state. This program provides a onetime payment to eligible families to assist them in to settle their heating and other utility bills. Admissions to this program is on first come, first serve basis.


In effect from April 2016, IA Health link program is the name for the most Medicaid programs combined that are offered to the Iowans. According to this program, some new applicants were also added to the list of deserving people. Managed Care Organization (MCO) helps you get the best coverage available under the rules of Medicaid in Iowa.


Iowa residents who meet specific eligibility criteria can receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. These SSDI benefits help individuals who are unable to work due to a disability.


In Iowa, TEFAP is supported by a robust network of local agencies, ensuring that a wide variety of nutritious food reaches those in need. The program is especially focused on inclusivity, providing food options that cater to different health needs and dietary restrictions.


If you lose your job in Iowa, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits from Iowa Workforce Development. These benefits provide financial support while you look for a new job. To be approved for UI compensation, applicants must file an unemployment claim and meet certain eligibility requirements.

Veterans Disability

In Iowa, Veterans Disability Benefits are extended to veterans who have suffered injuries or developed a medical condition during their active military service. These financial benefits are offered as a sign of gratitude for their service. Alongside disability benefits, Iowa veterans can benefit from VA pensions, education and training programs, Dependents and Survivor benefits, and much more.


The Iowa Weatherization Assistance Program is a federally sponsored grant program that aims to reduce the proportion of income spent on energy related utility bills by low-income families in the state of Iowa. This program targets low-income persons especially those that are disabled, elderly, and children. The program is also involved in implementing health and safety measures in the homes of beneficiaries.


The Iowa WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) program provides nutritional aid to low-income residents of Iowa who meet program requirements. The program covers pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women along with infants and children.