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What am I eligible for?

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 November 2, 2023

New Free at-home COVID-19 test kits

Updated October 4, 2023

Every home in the U.S. can order four free sets of at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests from the federal government. There are no shipping costs and you don’t need to enter a credit card number.

Vouchers that help cover the cost of child care

Updated November 8, 2023

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 November 24, 2023

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 Money for heat and utility expenses

Updated November 8, 2023

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) can help you heat your home this winter. Learn how to apply.
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