ID and Birth Certificate Assistance

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Moving families beyond poverty.

Income eligible St. Lucie County residents can receive financial assistance with obtaining their Florida photo identification card or driver’s license for employment, healthcare services, and/or to access benefits such as school or housing. Eligible households must meet the following requirements:

  • Live in St. Lucie County;
  • Be at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. Proof of income required.

Income guidelines below:

Household Members

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Income Limit

$25,520

$34,480

$43,440

$52,400

$61,360

$70,320

$79,280

$88,240

 

St. Lucie County residents interested in receiving assistance should complete the questionnaire below. If you need assistance completing the online inquiry, please contact 772-462-1777, press 0.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does the program pay for?

Income eligible household can receive financial assistance with obtaining their Florida photo identification card or driver’s license and other documents needed to obtain identification such as marriage certificates and/or divorce decrees.

Does the program pay for court fees or other related fees for reinstatement?

The program does NOT pay for court fees. The applicant cannot owe any fees to obtain their driver’s license at the time of the application.

Florida Rural Legal’s Drive to Work program may be able to assist low-income residents with legal services to set up payment plans and/or community services hours for any court costs. They do not provide financial assistance for court and/or reinstatement fees.

Can I obtain my Florida identification for free with my food stamps card?

Yes, you can get a free Florida identification with your food stamps card or food stamp print out. If you need a driver’s license there will be a charge.

What are the eligibility requirements?

Applicants must need their Florida photo identification card or driver’s license for employment and/or healthcare services. The applicant cannot own any fees to obtain their driver’s license. Applicants must currently reside in St. Lucie County and the household income may not exceed 200% of Federal Poverty Level. Applicants living with their spouse or partner are considered a household. The household must also demonstrate a need for service(s).

How is income eligibility determine?

Income eligibility is based on household size within the last 30 days. Gross income must be used per grant guidelines. A household is defined as an individual or group of individuals living together as one economic unit regardless of relation. Applicants living with their spouse or partner are considered a household. Verifying documentation required. The household must also demonstrate a need for service(s).

What is considered income?

The following is considered income per grant guidelines:

  • Money wages and salaries before any deductions;
  • Self-employment wages after deductions for business expenses;
  • Social Security payments;
  • Unemployment;
  • Worker’s compensation;
  • Veteran benefits;
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF);
  • Alimony;
  • Child support;
  • And all other allowable sources of income as determined by the grant guidelines.

Verifying documentation required.

What documents are required?

The following documents must be provided at the time of appointment:

  • Picture ID for all adults in the household 18 or older
  • Social Security Cards for all in household
  • Birth Certificates for all children in the household under 18
  • Proof of all household income for prior 30 days
  • Proof of St. Lucie County residency such as a lease or utility bill

Additional documents may be requested including but not limited to bank statements, household bills, custody documentation, etc.

How is this program funded?

The Human Services Division receives the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) from the State of Florida, Department of Economic Opportunity. These funds aim to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty in communities and help promote self-sufficiency.

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ID and Birth Certificate Assistance Questionnaire

Please correct the field(s) marked in red below:

1
Please provide your contact information.
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Please provide your contact information.
2
How did you hear about our program?
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How did you hear about our program?
3
How many individuals are residing at the same address? Please include any children.
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4
Please select all forms of income currently being received by all individuals in the household.
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Please select all forms of income currently being received by all individuals in the household.
5
What is the household’s monthly gross income?
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6
Do you need your Florida’s photo ID or driver’s license?
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Do you need your Florida’s photo ID or driver’s license?
7
If seeking assistance with your driver's license, do you own any fees for reinstatement? 
If seeking assistance with your driver's license, do you own any fees for reinstatement?
8
Was your ID lost or stolen?
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Was your ID lost or stolen?
9
Do you have a current food stamp award letter?
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Do you have a current food stamp award letter?
10
Do you need your ID for:
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Do you need your ID for:
11
Do you have your original, state issued birth certificate? 
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Do you have your original, state issued birth certificate?
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Do you need other documents such as a marriage license and/or divorce decree to obtain your ID/Driver’s License? 
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Do you need other documents such as a marriage license and/or divorce decree to obtain your ID/Driver’s License?
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    This program is supported by the US Department of Health and Human Services as part of an award totaling $334,313. Services are offered when funds are available.