How do I know if I qualify?
To qualify for SASS’s services, your household income must not exceed 185% of the national poverty level (see chart above) and you must either live within the boundaries of the Saline Area School District, work in Saline, or have a child that attends Saline Area Schools.
Can I still receive aid if I do not meet SASS’s qualifications and my income exceeds 185% of the national poverty level?
Yes, SASS provides food to anyone in need of help; however, you will not be eligible for the rest of our programs.
Can I still qualify?
SASS will not accept incomplete paperwork. If you have questions, please call the SASS office at 734-429-4570.
My 2020 income tax form 1040 does not reflect my current financial situation. Do I still need to include this in my paperwork submission?
Yes. SASS still requires this documentation as part of our registration process.
What are the SASS programs that my household would be eligible for once I have submitted all the required paperwork?
In addition to weekly food assistance, your household will also qualify for emergency rent assistance, utility assistance, car repair and transportation costs, prescription co-pays, December adopt-a-family program, holiday meal programs, youth backpacks, shoes, school supplies, financial aid towards summer camps and after school sports, music and enrichment programs, youth winter gear including boots, snow pants, hats and gloves, toiletries, paper products, cleaning supplies, birthday gifts and more.
I just turned in my paperwork in 2020 – do I need to submit all my paperwork again?
Yes. SASS is requiring every household re-register with SASS in 2021, meaning that all paperwork, including your 2020 income tax form 1040, must be submitted again to qualify for all the 2021 SASS programs.
If I have an emergency need, such as rent, utility assistance or car repair, is additional paperwork needed?
Yes. Please contact SASS at 734-429-4570 and ask to talk with Patty or Glenna to discuss the additional requirements that are needed to help us provide the needed aid.
I have additional questions. What do I do?
Call 734-429-4570 during SASS business hours and ask to speak to Patty or Glenna.
- Mon: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
- Tue: 4:00 – 6:00pm
- Wed: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
- Thu: 10:00 am – 2:30 pm