Iowa Family Investment Program (FIP)

The Iowa Family Investment Program offers temporary cash assistance for up to 60 months to low-income families aiming to become self-sufficient. Other services are offered like employment and training services through PROMISE JOBS.

FAQ’s about Iowa Family Investment Program


What are the qualifications for welfare in Iowa?

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or legal qualified alien.
  2. Resident of Iowa.
  3. Provide a social security number or proof of application for a number.
  4. Meet income and resource limits (these vary from program to program).
  5. Provide all information needed to determine eligibility and benefit level.

How do I apply for FIP in Iowa? 

Apply for FIP in person at any local DHS office in your county. Mail or bring the application to the office

Application online is available through a DHS online application site, OASIS.

How long does it take to get FIP in Iowa? 

Get 6 months extension when 60 months wasn’t enough by filling out a form “Request for FIP Beyond 60 Months” and passing it to a local DHS office or a PROMISE JOBS office.

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