Elder Assistance

Monthly Payments

Please note that our monthly elder assistant payments are no longer taxable. View the following payments:

Elders 55 to 59 are eligible to receive a monthly payment of $350

Elders 60 to 64 are eligible to receive a monthly payment of $375

Elders 65 to 69 are eligible to receive a monthly payment of $400

Elders 70 and older are eligible to receive a monthly payment of $425

Elder Emergency Assistance

Available to Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation Tribal Citizens who reside in our 5 county service area only (Coos, Curry, Josephine, Del Norte, and Humboldt).

Obtain and complete an application for assistance. Completed and submitted applications will be eligible for a maximum allowance of $500 per calendar year, to use towards an emergency situation.

Emergency Situations

An emergency is a sudden, unexpected, or impending situation that may cause injury, loss of life, or damage to property, that would interfere with the normal activities of a person and which requires immediate attention and remedial action. An emergency is a situation that poses an immediate risk to health, life, or property. Most emergencies require urgent intervention to prevent a worsening of the situation. In order to be defined as an emergency, the incident should be one of the following:

Immediately threatening to life, health, or property

Have already caused loss of life, health detriments, or property damage

Have a high probability of escalating to cause immediate danger to life, health, property or environment

Types of Emergency

Dangers to Life

Most agencies consider these to be the highest priority of emergency, which follows the general school of thought that nothing, is more important than human life.

Dangers to Health

Some emergencies are not immediately threatening to life but might have serious implications for the continued health and well-being of a person or persons.

Dangers to Property

Other emergencies do not threaten people but do threaten peoples' property. An example of this would be a water heater failure in an Elder's home. The situation is treated as an emergency since the damage may spread to other parts of the home causing sufficient destruction to make the home uninhabitable or create a potential health hazard (no hot water) for the Elder.