Financial Assistance Programs
Temporary Assistance is an income based program that covers families and single adults with ongoing and/or emergency assistance. The grant amounts cover housing, utilities and personal needs. Temporary Assistance clients also receive food stamp benefits and Medicaid coverage. Application for Temporary Assistance can be made at our office.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP (previously called Food Stamps) is an income based program and is intended to supplement the food budget of eligible households. Each month, the SNAP benefit amount is credited to the case Electronic Benefit Transfer card. This card is used as a debit card at participating grocery stores. Application for SNAP can be made online at www.mybenefits.ny.gov. If you are unable to apply online, applications can be made in person at our office, or you may request an application be mailed to you by calling (585) 243-7300 and asking for a SNAP application. More information about SNAP and the SNAP USDA Nondiscrimination Statement can be found online at otda.ny.gov/programs/snap/.
Medicaid is the umbrella that supplies the financial source for many variations in medical assistance. Community Medicaid is provided mainly through Managed Care plans. Application for Medicaid can be made online at nystateofhealth.ny.gov or at our office. The state attempts to alleviate barriers to health insurance by eliminating the face to face interview requirements.
Day Care provides for reimbursement of Day Care expenses to Day Care Centers, Registered Providers, and approved Legally-Exempt Day Care Providers on behalf of those determined eligible for this subsidy. Temporary Assistance recipients receive full day care reimbursement while working, attending approved training, or otherwise participating in mandatory employment requirements. Other working families within specific income thresholds may qualify for the program, with some contributing a small family share toward their day care expense.