Wayne Township Trustee Office Building

Mon-Thurs 8-4, Fri 8-12

Township Assistance

The Wayne Township Trustee’s Office provides emergency assistance for individuals who meet eligibility requirements. Individuals 18 years of age and older should walk in on their letter day before 9:00 AM or call 449-7000 ext 312. Please be patient due to high call volume. Your letter day is determined by the first letter of your last name.

Services Provided

Assigned Letter Days

Monday A-F
Tuesday G-L
Wednesday M-R
Thursday S-Z
** Must apply before 9:00am**
* Letter day does not apply when
requesting medical, food or burial
assistance only.

What You Need To Bring On Appointment Day

Your investigator can explain these services in detail.

Income Guidelines

Effective June 1, 2018
  ($ monthly)
1 Person $1012.00
2 Person $1372.00
3 Person $1732.00
4 Person $2092.00
5 Person $2452.00
6 Person $2812.00
7 Person $3172.00
8 Person $3532.00
Add $360 per month for each additional household member.

You need to know...

Clients may have up to five (5) business days to provide all of the necessary information. If it is determined that an applicant may be eligible for public assistance other than Township Assistance the applicant may be referred to other resources within the community.



If an applicant is not satisfied with the decision of the Trustee, the applicant may appeal to the Board of County Commissioners of Allen County at the Citizen Square Building. An applicant for Township Assistance may file a written appeal within fifteen (15) days from the date of denial.


Be on time. Be patient.
Bring all information requested and more if you can!
Keep all receipts and pay stubs.
Keep all appointments with other agencies

A signed application is valid for 180 days from the date it is received by the Trustee. Each applicant & each adult member of the applicant’s household must consent to disclosure and release of information regarding the applicant’s household before Township Assistance may be provided by the Township Trustee.


Eligibility Standards

Application for Township Assistance (Opens in Adobe Reader)

Application for Additional or Continuing Township Assistance (Opens in Adobe Reader)