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Welcome to the Minidoka County Indigent Services. This department
was created by the County to carry out the mandates and intent of
Idaho law contained in Title 31, Chapters 34 & 35 of the Idaho Code.
The purpose of these laws is to provide limited and temporary
assistance to the residents of Minidoka County for the payment of
some non-medical and medical expenses. Assistance from Minidoka
County is required to be “the last resource” i.e. when no
alternative exists. Minidoka County will require repayment of any
taxpayer funds used to assist a county resident under these laws.
There is no cost to file an application for assistance.
for medical assistance require a different application than requests
non-medical assistance. Most 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.
Things to Consider Before Applying
- In reviewing all applications, the county will investigate the
applicants ability to work, as well as the ability of other adult
household members to work.
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.
The applicant (and spouse) will be required to
reimburse the county for any funds expended on his/their behalf.
federal, state or other programs of assistance are available to meet the
needs of a household, an eligible applicant must apply for those
programs before the county may provide medical or non-medical
assistance. If denied such other assistance, the applicant must pursue
available administrative appeals for those programs to the final
Before assistance can be provided 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, insurance, resources,
and more. Once this information has been gathered, the County will
conduct an investigation to substantiate the data and then make a
recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners for approval or
denial. Any approvals will include an
Order of Reimbursement and the
applicant may be required to sign a promissory note.
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