Emergency Services

Halito (hello),

 

Yakoke (thank you) for contacting emergency services. We will be happy to assist you with the information you need. For your convenience, we have listed guidelines below. If you have questions, please contact us by calling 1-800-522-6170 or by email emergencyservices@choctawnation.com.

 

Yakoke!

 
Choctaw Nation Emergency Services
Guidelines

Elderly Emergency Services

Head of Household must be age 55 or above

$600 approval amount per 12 month calendar year

No income is required

Requires completed application, Choctaw Tribal membership card, Social Security cards for all in household, and proof of income for everyone not elderly in the home and a copy of utility bill

Disabled Emergency Services

Head of Household must be receiving disability (requires proof)

$600 approval amount per 12 month calendar year

Requires completed application, Choctaw Tribal membership card, Social Security cards for all in household, proof of disability (not just a Doctor’s note…must be receiving a disability check),  proof of income for everyone else in the home over the age of 18 and copy of utility bill

Basic Emergency Services

Emergency services for anyone who does not qualify for Elderly or Disabled Emergency Services

$400 approval amount and then referral to Job For The Day program

Once we receive proof that client has completed the Job The Day program then an additional $200 may be approved

If client does not complete the Job For The Day program they will no longer be eligible for Emergency Services benefits

Total of $600 approval amount per 12 month calendar year

Requires, completed application, Choctaw Tribal Membership card, Social Security cards for all in household, and copy of utility bill, and proof of employment status

Employed: provide copy of check stub or Emergency Services income verification form (must show gross income)

Unemployed: contact two places of business and have the Emergency Services Job Search Form completed (provided from the Emergency Services office; if individual is currently a student, please provide a school schedule)

Unemployed due to disability: must provide doctor’s statement stating client is unable to perform work

Out of Area Tribal Members

All points above are the same for Out of Area Tribal Members

*All documents must be dated within 30 days of application*