Am I Eligible?

In order to be eligible to receive Township assistance, you must meet the following requirements:


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Be in need of basic necessities


Have little or no income or assets


Be willing to help yourself as much as possible

Required Documentation

State or Government Issued valid Photo I.D. required

What information must I have to apply?


Social Security card (s) for each member of the household


Verification of income and assets


Receipts for payments made or verifications for bills you owe.  Normally we need to review your income and expenses for the preceding month.  For utility assistance, we may ask for income and expense documentation starting a month before the date of the first unpaid utility bill.

2021 Elgibility Standards

This office operates under the Township Assistance Eligibility Standards for Franklin Township in addition to State and Federal laws. Review the 2021 Eligibility Standards  for more detailed information regarding eligibility, policies, the application process, types of services provided, and benefits.

How Do I Apply?
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Call the Trustee's office to schedule an appointment 317-736-7511.  Click the links below to review the required documents and application.


Click to download and print REQUIREMENTS CHECKLIST


Call and request an appointment to complete an application. Call 317-736-7511 between 8:00am-5:00pm Monday through Thursday to set-up an appointment. Closed all county holidays.

Application Process
  • Call 317-736-7511 to set-up an appointment

  • Gather all required documentation

  • At appointment:

    • All adults in household must be present

    • All adults in household must complete intake paperwork

    • All adults in household must provide documents to be photocopied 

    • All adults in household must complete an application and other required forms

  • Once above is complete, all adults in household will meet with Trustee

    • Trustee will make a determination (approve or deny) requests within 72 hours

If you are more than 10 minutes late, your appointment may be rescheduled. Failure to keep an appointment or bring the required documents may cause unnecessary delay in receiving assistance. 


The application is a legal affidavit and must state your situation as accurately and completely as possible.  There are criminal penalties for deliberately giving false information. All adults in the household must sign the application and other required documents. 

Office Information
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Franklin Township Trustee's Office

20 Circle Drive

Franklin, IN 46131



Monday through Thursday (closed all county holidays)

8:00am to 5:00pm

By appointment only, call 317-736-7511