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Public Assistance

Eligible families may receive up to 60 months of federally funded cash assistance under the Temporary Aid to Needy Families Program (TANF). Single individuals without children may receive benefits under the New York State Safety Net Program. Also, families who have received cash assistance for 60 months may continue to receive benefits under the New York State Safety Net Program. Temporary benefits include a cash grant that includes a shelter portion, energy assistance grants, and additional money to assist with other expenses.

You may also be eligible for:

  • Food Assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
  • Medical coverage under one of New York State's Public Health Insurance Programs.

Eligibility is based on factors such as income and resources, household composition and citizen/legal alien status. Eligible clients receiving temporary cash assistance must engage in work activities. HRA refers clients to programs which provide assistance with job training and placement, education, resume services, workshops and other support services. Those participating in an approved program will receive car fare and child care expenses so that they can meet their requirements.

For more information please visit the HRA Cash Assistance page.

For information on other benefits and assistance, visit Access NYC.

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