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Benefit Advocacy

Forms and links to advocacy materials related to public benefit and housing programs.

Benefit Applications

Links to government websites where you can download benefit applications.

Benefit News

We now have a blog!!

Our blog features updates and news about public benefits, housing programs and community resources.

We send alerts each month via email when new posts are available, you can sign up for those alerts here.

Benefit Screening Guide

An eligibility screening chart of over 80 different benefit/housing programs with a brief description, qualifying factors and government websites for each of these benefits.

Benefits Plus SNAP Calculator

An online tool to determine whether a household is income eligible for SNAP and the potential amount of SNAP benefits a household may be eligible for.

Documentation Help Guides

A listing of primary and secondary documents needed to apply for Cash Assistance, SNAP, Medicaid and Social Security programs.

Federal Poverty Levels

Current federal poverty levels by household size and varying percentages of the FPL.

Financial Eligibility Charts

Charts providing income guidelines for several benefit programs in NYS.

Health Benefit Resources

Resources for Health Insurance Programs

Housing Resources

Guides and charts to help you navigate affordable housing and understand the programs that assist with housing instability.

Resources for Immigrants

Documentation guidelines, benefit eligibility charts, and other resources for the immigrant community.

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