Welcome to Canyon County Indigent Services. This department was created by the county to administer assistance to Canyon County residents for the payment of some non-medical and medical expenses. Assistance from Canyon County is required to be "as a last resort" only. All counties in Idaho, including Canyon County, will require repayment of any taxpayer funds used to assist a county resident under these laws.
Before assistance can be provided, certain requirements have to be met. The applicant must present himself for an interview and must be prepared to provide personal information regarding the applicant's living situation, income, assets of all types, insurance, resources and much more. Once this information has been gathered, a Case Worker will conduct a thorough investigation to substantiate the data and then make a recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners for approval or denial. All approvals will include an Order to Reimburse the County. The applicant will be required to sign a promissory note.
Under Idaho law, an automatic lien is created on all real and personal property of those who file an application for county medical assistance.
There is no fee to file an application for assistance. Requests for medical assistance require a different application than requests for non-medical assistance. All medical providers and hospitals in the state have the necessary application forms for requests for medical assistance. Only the application forms provided by state law may be used. No other form of application will be accepted.