2022 Nisqually Indian Tribe General Welfare Program




The Nisqually General Welfare Program is an optional program allowing Nisqually Tribal Members to take advantage of General Welfare tax exemptions up to $5,000 per quarter. These general welfare funds are not in addition to your per capita distributions. Rather, the amount a member receives in general welfare funds shall reduce accordingly the amount of per capita funds received. An application is required to participate in the program for any enrolled Adult Nisqually Tribal Member (Age 18 and above). Approved General Welfare Program applications will be in effect for February 2022 - January 2023 tribal distributions and may not be changed.


Below is a list of common eligible general welfare expenses allowed by the program. A complete list of eligible expenses is available in the Nisqually General Welfare Program Guide. 


  • Mortgage/Rent Payments
  • Utilities
  • Childcare Expenses
  • Healthcare Expenses
  • Transportation Stipend - $1,000 per month
  • Nutrition Stipend - based on household size


The Tribe's program is administered by FSA TPA, LLC. A provider payment form will be required for any direct provider payments such as rent or mortgage. 




Example only to show tax savings opportunity


A) Annual Per-Capita Without General Welfare (GW)
Taxable Per-Capita Income          $25,000
Tax on this is approx. 25%           $(6,250)


B) With General Welfare Participation
Taxable Per-Capita Income            $25,000
Less: GW Participation                   $10,000
Net Taxable Per-Capita Income     $15,000
Tax on this is approx. 25%             $(3,750)


Tax Savings
A) Tax paid without GW             $(6,250)
B) Tax paid with GW                  $(3,750)
Total Tax Savings                       $2,500




Deadline: December 31st, 2021

Online: www.fsatpa.com/nisqually

Paper: Mailed to Nisqually members by November 1 (Available at the Nisqually Tribal Offices)



Linda Rodriguez, General Welfare Coordinator
4820 She-Nah-Num Dr S.E.
Olympia, WA 98513


Phone: (360) 413-3020
Fax: (360) 486-9549
E-Mail: GeneralWelfare@nisqually-nsn.gov
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PST



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