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There are over 30 programs you or your family may be eligible for regardless of immigration status and even if you’re already receiving benefits or have a job.

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Apply directly for SNAP, Cash Assistance and Medicaid renewal. Apply for all 3 at the same time through the Cash Assistance application. Log into your HRA account.


Latest Update Thursday, August 10th

Vouchers that help cover the cost of child care

Updated Monday, July 10th, 1:05pm

Vouchers cover some or all of your child care costs for children 6 weeks to 13 years old and children with disabilities up to age 19. Learn if you qualify.

Ride for half price

Updated Tuesday, January 17th, 4:16pm

Eligible New Yorkers can save 50% on public transportation including subway fares, bus fares, and Access-A-Ride paratransit trips. Check to see if you qualify.

New Find a cooling center during extreme heat

Updated Thursday, August 10th, 9:13am

Beat the heat this summer. See if a cooling center is available near you.
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