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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 Tuesday, May 2nd

Financial help to cover the cost and installation of an air conditioner or fan

Updated Tuesday, May 2nd, 10:03am

Cooling Assistance is provided on a first come, first served basis. You can apply starting May 1 until August 31, 2023.

Vouchers that help cover the cost of child care

Updated Thursday, March 30th, 4:03pm

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.

Food from pantries and community kitchens

Updated Monday, January 30th, 2:42pm

Find free food quickly at your closest food pantries and community kitchens. Discover a location near you.

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.
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