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Applying for food stamps (5)+

Forms and tools (2)+

  • myBenefits!

    The fast and easy way to find out about many health and human services programs and how to apply for them - anytime and anywhere. Content Detail

    By:
    New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • ACCESS NYC

    ACCESS NYC is a free service that can help you find out if you are eligible for over 30 benefit programs. Read More

    By:
    NYC Human Services
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español

Emergency help (2)+

  • Expedited Food Stamps

    Information on the rules for obtaining expedited (emergency) food stamps. Read More

    By:
    Community Food Resource Center
  • Expedited Food Stamps

    This resource provides an explanation on what are expedited food stamps as well as discusses the process of how to access them and what to expect once you have applied for them. Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York - Albany Office

Fair hearings (3)+

  • Denials / Appeals Process

    If you are denied emergency assistance, on-going benefits or special grants you can appeal the denial if you believe it was wrong. You appeal the denial by requesting a Fair Hearing. Content Detail

    By:
    Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc.
  • FAIR HEARING REQUEST FORM

    This form can be used to request a Fair Hearing. You have a right to request a Fair Hearing to challenge virtually any action (or lack of action) that the Social Services agency takes on your request for benefits (welfare, food stamps, HEAP, child care, Medicaid, and other programs). You also have a right to request a Fair Hearing if Social Services makes a change to benefits that you already get, and you disagree with that change. Content Detail

    By:
    The Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance

I want to apply for public assistance (1)+

Other nutrition and feeding programs (2)+

  • Child And Adult Care Food Program - CACFP

    The Child and Adult Care Food Program - CACFP is a nutrition education and meal reimbursement program helping providers serve nutritious and safely prepared meals and snacks to children and adults in day care settings. Content Detail

    By:
    The New York State Department of Health
  • Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

    The New York State Department of Health's Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) offers free, nutritious foods to seniors aged 60 years of age and older. Senior families enrolled in CSFP received benefits to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers' markets through the Senior Farmer's Market Nutrition Program. CSFP is available in New York City and Long Island only. Content Detail

    By:
    The New York State Department of Health

School feeding programs (1)+

  • School Breakfast and Lunch Programs

    The School Breakfast and Lunch Programs are federal programs providing free, reduced-price or full-priced breakfast and lunch at participating schools throughout New York State Content Detail

    By:
    Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance

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Women, Infants and Children (WIC) (1)+

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