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avisval  

Chass Voucher versus Cash Aid

How does a Chass Voucher work here in Alameda County, California? Is a person applying for General Assistance required to choose between receiving cash aid or a Chass voucher?
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Hope71  

Mother in serious need of emergency cash funds....no re-payment would be a blessing even more!

I am a single/divorced mother of three kids, who is needing advice or any help whatsoever that will show me where to find/ locate real help. I am not a person who sits at home expecting everyone to provide for me or my families needs. I do work & full time,getting snap benefits/foodstamps already,my children are even receiving medicaid for payment on their health/doctor checkups,ect. I don't receive child support & never have, even though I have applied over & over. Eventually, I realized that since my daughter is already 18 yrs now that I guess I never will. The biological/donars, I consider them without letting my kids know those words has not been in their lives enough for them to even recognize them if they past them on the street. Anyway, I am two mths behind on rent & have till the end of may to get it all paid. I have applied for Rural Development for assistance. I was informed a little good news that if I paid this old tax lien that was on my credit from my first marriage that they could help me get a grant for a home of my own. I don't have the spare money or no anyone who will help me with it. Please help, a mother in serious need because between me & my kids we have lost enough already.....
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Rhode Island Temporary Cash Assistance For Low Income

 

Rhode Island Works


The Department of Human Services' Rhode Island Works Program offers temporary cash assistance, health coverage, child care assistance, and help finding job training or a job.  This program is available for pregnant women and adults with children under age 18 (or under age 19 if child is a full-time student).  Services are available statewide. The Rhode Island Works used to be called the Family Independence Program (FIP).  

How it Works

The RI Works Program encourages adult family members to work by offering the following benefits and support services: 

  • Cash Assistance is provided on a temporary basis to needy families that meet certain guidelines.
  • Health Care is provided through the RIte Care Program. Families can choose a participating RIte Care health plan. See RIte Care for more information.
  • Child Care Assistance is provided if needed.
  • Assistance with Finding Work or Job Training is also available.
  • Food Assistance is available through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly called Food Stamps).
  • Transportation reimbursement or bus passes are available to support preparation for employment.

Eligibility

Eligibility for the RI Works program is based on a family's income and resources. For more information, please make an appointment to see a DHS worker at a local DHS Office.


How to Apply

To apply, contact your local DHS Office. You will need to complete an application and provide proof of identity, income, assets/resources and expenses.


For More Information

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Alaska Cash Programs And Resources

The Alaska Temporary Assistance Program (ATAP) provides cash assistance and work services to low-income families with children to help them with basic needs while they work toward becoming self-sufficient. This program is provided under the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant.

ATAP changed the traditional focus of the state’s public assistance program for needy families to an employment-focused program from an entitlement under the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program. Temporary Assistance stresses family self-sufficiency through employment.

Download Temporary Assistance Application

Alaska Quest Card - Check Account

Temporary Assistance:

  • Imposes a 60-month lifetime limit on assistance
  • Limits additional assistance for second parents, and reduces benefits for two-parent families during July, August, and September when there are good opportunities for employment
  • Requires families to complete a Family Self-Sufficiency Plan, identify self-sufficiency goals and work or participate in activities that will move them toward those goals
  • Requires cooperation with the Child Support Services Division in establishing paternity for the children, locating the absent parent, and collecting any child support the absent parent is responsible for paying


Eligible Families:

To receive Temporary Assistance, the family must have less than $2,000 in countable resources, or $3,000 if the family includes an individual who is 60 or older. Resources that do not count include the family’s home, household goods and personal property, and most vehicles.

The family must also have countable income less than the ATAP income limit. When an adult goes to work, a portion of their earnings is disregarded as an incentive to work. The amount of the disregards decreases over a five-year period.

The amount of cash assistance a family receives depends on the family’s size, income and shelter expenses. Benefits are reduced for families with low shelter costs. Also only one parent is included in the household size for families with two parents who are both able to work.

Income Limits and Maximum Payments
1/1/2010 TO 12/31/2010

Household Size

2

3

4

5

6

Each Addt’l

Income Limit

$1,301

$1,464

$1,627

$1,790

$1,953

$163

Maximum Payment

$821

$923

$1,025

$1,127

$1,229

$102

 

Temporary Assistance Income and Eligibility standards (pdf)

Work Requirement

The goal of the Temporary Assistance program is to move Alaskans into jobs so they can support their families. To attain this goal, the program uses the "Work First" approach. Work First holds that the best way to succeed in the labor marked is to get a job, then develop more skills and work habits on the job to advance and leave assistance.

Temporary Assistance participants are required to look for paid employment. Individuals who cannot find immediate paid employment participate in activities that focus on gaining skills and experience that lead directly to employment, and increase the family’s self-sufficiency. Such activities include community work experience, job skills and life skills training, adult basic education and GED preparation.


Support Services

Families who are moving to work need a variety of services to help them find and keep a job, and successfully transition off assistance. The services that are available include help with transportation costs, including vehicle repairs and driver’s license, interview clothing and personal grooming, and special tools, clothing, and equipment needed for employment. In addition, On-the-Job Training (OJT) and wage supplementation programs are available.


Child Care

Safe, affordable childcare is a must if families are to move into jobs. For many families, the cost of childcare can be a considerable financial burden. Temporary Assistance provides help with child care costs so that the adults in the family can work or participate in activities that will move them toward self-sufficiency.


Diversion

Families applying for Temporary Assistance that include a job-ready adult may be offered a diversion payment if they fit certain criteria. Diversion provides immediate focused assistance instead of ongoing benefits. Diversion payments are based on the actual immediate needs of the family, and can total up to three months worth of regular benefits. A family can receive diversion only once in a 12-month period, and only four times in a lifetime. Please contact your local Public Assistance office to see if you are eligible for diversion payments.

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South Dakota Listing Of Cash Assistance Programs For Low Income

The Division of Economic Assistance promotes the well-being of lower income families, children, people with disabilities and the elderly by providing medical, nutritional, financial and case management services.

Assistance programs include:

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Wethersfield, Connecticut Special Needs And Emergency Assistance Programs

ASSISTANCE FOR DISABLED

The department provides information and referral services for those with disabilities. In addition, caseworkers can assist with the completion of forms or applications and provide support for independent living. Caseworkers interface with other support agencies and make clients aware of additional services or fund sources. Contact Marita Eppler at (860) 721-2977.

The Wethersfield Advisory Committee for People With Disabilities has produced a handbook for Wethersfield residents and their caretakers and agencies that help people with disabilities to achieve their goals. This handbook has excellent information and resources regarding programs and agencies that can assist people with disabilities. Limited copies are available in print and can be found at the Wethersfield Library, Town Manager's office and the Wethersfield Social and Youth Services Department, and it is available for download in PDF format from our Forms page.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR YOUTH

Each spring, the department offers a limited number of camp scholarships to families with financial need. For further information contact Nancy Stilwell at (860) 721-2977.

CRISIS INTERVENTION AND REFERRAL SERVICES

Department clinical staff are available during normal working hours to provide crisis intervention services, information and referral on an emergency basis. Call the department at (860) 721-2977. During non working hours, contact the Wethersfield Police Department at (860) 721-2900.

ENERGY ASSISTANCE

For those who qualify financially, department staff and a CRT worker process applications that provide energy rebates during the heating season. For further information and to find out if you qualify, contact Social and Youth Services, (860) 721-2977

FOOD PANTRY AND CLOTHING CLOSET

The Food and Clothing Bank are available to any Wethersfield resident in need. Donations of clothes, food or funds to purchase food are welcome at any time. To use the banks or to donate, contact Marita Eppler at (860) 721-2977.

HOLIDAY GIVING (FOOD AND GIFTS)

The department accepts donations of food and gifts during the holidays to assist families or individuals with financial need. Anyone may adopt a family and purchase the gifts that they request for their children. The donor and recipient remain anonymous to each other, but this program ensures that a family in need gets the things that will make the holidays special for their children. Contact Lori Schroll at (860) 721-2977.

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT LOAN PROGRAM

The medical equipment loan program is operated by the Rocky Hill/Wethersfield Graduate Nurses Association. Almost any type of medical equipment except hospital beds can be borrowed from the program for as long as it is needed. Contact Marita Eppler at (860) 721-2977.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteers are always welcome to share their time at the food and clothing pantry, and other opportunities vary with the time of year. Please contact Nancy Stilwell at (860) 721-2977.

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Starshine  

Nebraska Emergency Cash Assistance Program

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Emergency Cash Assistance Program

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        Emergency Assistance helps with money and/or services for needy children and other household members when there’s an emergency situation. The program helps when the situation is threatening to the health or well-being of an eligible child and family. To be eligible for emergency assistance a family must have gross countable income less than the following:

Family Size     1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9     10
Income     $860     $1,060     $1,260     $1,462     $1,661     $1,861     $2,063     $2,263     $2,462     $2,662

        Payment may be made for:

           1.

              Rent or mortgage payments,
           2.

              Home furnishings,
           3.

              Emergency non-food items, such as toilet paper and cleaning supplies,
           4.

              Emergency food,
           5.

              Emergency clothing,
           6.

              Moving costs,
           7.

              Transportation,
           8.

              Emergency special diets,
           9.

              Medical payments, or
          10.

              Emergency telephone installation.

        For more information, find the phone number of the nearest HHS office.

        Financial Assistance Page

 

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New York Emergency Cash Assistance For Low Income

A variety of emergency assistance funds are offered to people in need:

EMERGENCY CASH ASSISTANCE GRANTS are available for young and old Jewish people in need to cover unusual expenses and to help maintain quality of life. Funds are provided through
UJA-Federation of New York. 
Contact: Debbie Schrag
Phone:  914-632-6433 ext 23  E-mail:  dschrag@wjcs.com

KEMPNER CASH RELIEF FUND
One-time emergency funds to support WJCS client families in crisis situations. Application required.
Contact: John Alterman
Phone:  914-949-7699 ext 374  E-mail:  jalterman@wjcs.com

NY TIMES NEEDIEST CASES FUND
WJCS participates in the yearly NY Times Neediest Cases Campaign in the Fall as part of the
UJA-Federation of New York network.  As a result, emergency funding is available for direct service to people in crisis.   Applications required.
Contact: Debbie Schrag
Phone:  914-632-6433 ext 23  E-mail:  dschrag@wjcs.com

HOME CARE SUPPORT FOR JEWISH HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS
WJCS receives funds from the Conference on Material Claims against Germany to provide home care assistance to needy Holocaust Survivors.
Contact: Valerie Rissman
Phone:  914-761-0600 ext 344  E-mail:  vrissman@wjcs.com

JEWISH POVERTY OUTREACH providing case management and financial assistance to low income individuals and families
Phone:  914-949-7699 ext. 304

PASSOVER ASSISTANCE in the form of special foods and cash enable Jewish individuals to observe the Passover holiday.
Contact: Bernie Kimberg
Phone:  914-761-0600 ext 213  E-mail:  bkimberg@wjcs.com

EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY is maintained with contributions from local synagogues and organizations. Contact: Anna Cavaliere, Administrative Secretary
Phone: 914-761-0600 ext 311 E-mail:  acavaliere@wjcs.com

For further information about Emergency Cash Relief programs
Contact: Jeff Apotheker, Director, Quality Assurance
Phone: 914-761-0600 ext 216   E-mail:  japotheker@wjcs.com

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Madison County, New York Emergency Cash Assistance

Temporary Assistance is a financial assistance program that offers temporary help to individuals and families on a short-termed basis until the household is able to achieve self-sufficiency. The programs are Family Assistance for families with minor children and Safety Net Assistance for individuals, childless couples, and households who have met their 60-month time limit.

  • Family Assistance (FA) provides cash assistance to eligible families in need that have minor children living with a parent or caretaker. It operates under the TANF guidelines with time limits of five years.
  • Safety Net Assistance (SN) provides cash assistance to individuals, couples, and families not eligible for FA due to time limits. Cash benefits are limited to two-year time limits. After two years, non-cash assistance vouchers are issued.
  • Emergency Assistance to Families (EAF) and Emergency Safety Net Assistance (ESNA) provide assistance to families with crisis situations that are threatening the family such as: evictions, utility shut-offs, and diversion payments to sustain the household from applying for ongoing assistance.
  • Emergency Adult Assistance (EAA) provides emergency assistance to individuals on SSI with emergencies beyond their control, such as emergency housing, catastrophes such as fires and floods, and replacement of SSI checks if verified loss due to theft.

Getting Help

For more information please call us at 315-366-2211.

Application Process

How to Apply

  • When applying for assistance, you will be assessed to determine the reason for your visit and the correct program for which you need to apply. You will then be given an application, LDSS–2921 Statewide Application, for completion and scheduled an appointment to apply. If you have an emergency, the interview may be the same day as the assessment.

What to Expect

  • When you arrive for your appointment, you will be seen by an examiner. The examiner will review your application to ensure it is complete. The interview may take up to an hour.

Required Documentation

  • You will be required to provide supporting documentation. This documentation may include the following:
    • Proof of Identification - birth certificate, driver’s license, Social Security card
    • Proof of residency – landlord statement, lease, rent receipt
    • Proof of household expenses – utility bills, rent or mortgage,
    • Proof of all household income and resources – wage verification, bank statements, vehicles

Additional requirements for eligibility:

  • During the interview you will be asked to complete a voluntary "Domestic Violence Screening Form." This format provides the options to seek additional assistance if you are experiencing any form of domestic violence.
  • During the initial interview, all individuals between the ages of 18 and 60 will need to meet the requirements regarding the automated finger imaging system, unless they meet the exemptions of the program they are applying for.

When the interview is complete, you will be expected to see the following:

  • Support Collection Unit for completion of referral for child support and/or to establish paternity
    • Child Support Referrals are completed for all absent parents
  • Drug and Alcohol Assessment for referrals to the CASAC for treatment. This is conducted by the Adult Services Unit. An assessment for drug or alcohol is conducted on every individual over the age of 18
  • Employment Unit for assessment of employability or exemption based on individual needs
    • An assessment for employment is conducted on every individual between the ages of 18 and 60.
    • Individuals with a medically verified diagnosis may be exempt from employment activities.
    • Individuals able to seek employment will be required to meet all of the Employment unit rules and regulations.
  • Once the interview process is complete, the examiner will complete a referral to the Fraud Unit for a validation. This validation will include a home visit for verification that all information provided in the application is accurate.
  • The eligibility process may take up to 30 days for a determination to be made. Individuals that are single or a childless couple have a 45-day wait period.

Employment Unit

All applicants for and recipients of public assistance must participate in public assistance work activities assigned by the local social services unit. The applicant/recipient must be in compliance with the following:

  • Job Search
  • Job Club
  • Work Experience

Applicants for or recipients of public assistance may be exempt from work activities if they meet the following exemptions:

  • Ill or injured to the extent that they are unable to engage in work activities as verified with medical evidence
  • Sixty years or older
  • Under the age of 16 or under the age of 19 and attending fulltime a secondary, vocational, or technical school
  • Disabled or incapacitated – medically verified
  • Are needed in the home due to another member of the household requiring his/her presence due to a verified mental or physical impairment
  • Is pregnant, beginning 30 days prior to the medically verified date of delivery
  • The parent or other caretaker relative in a one-parent household of a child under three months of age

Additional Web Sites

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Licking County, Ohio Emergency Cash Resources

American Red Cross
  Address: 196 S. 5th St.
  Phone: 349-9442
  Who Qualifies?: those suffering from a natural disaster
  Services: motel vouchers, first months rent
  Restrictions: *must provide verification of disaster

Catholic Social Services
  Address: 117 W. Church St.
  Phone: 345-2565
  Who Qualifies?: Seniors 60 or older still in their own home
  Services: transportation for seniors for medical purposes; may be able to provide social worker to act as liaison for senior in need of advocate.
  Restrictions: Seniors only, 60 and older.

Crisis and Information Center/Pathways of Licking County
  Address: N/A
  Phone: 345-4375 (HELP) or 1-800-544-1601
  Who Qualifies?: everyone
  Services: information and referral to emergency housing and other housing needs
  Restrictions: none

First United Methodist Church
  Address: 88 N. 5th St.
  Phone: 349-7020
  Who Qualifies?: individuals and families who have been screened by another agency
  Services: motel and utility assistance
  Restrictions: Must be screened by a referring agency

Licking County Habitat for Humanity
  Address: PO Box 2088, Heath, OH 43056
  Phone: 349-7320 (leave a message on the voice mail)
  Who Qualifies?: income eligible families that do not qualify for other loans, do not currently own property, and have not declared bankruptcy in the last two years, currently living in substandard housing
  Services: build and sell simple, decent homes to eligible households
  Restrictions: *must have a verifiable source of steady income

*lived in the county for at least one year

*$500 down payment required

Individual Development Account (IDA) - LCCH
  Address: 23 S. Park Place
  Phone: 345-1970
  Who Qualifies?: Income eligible households
  Services: matched savings program for secondary education/homebuying
  Restrictions: must meet income requirements

LEADS
  Address: 160 Wilson Street
  Phone: 349-0200
  Who Qualifies?: income eligible
  Services: emergency housing funds, emergency home repair, rent & utility assistance, some assistance specifically for senior citizens
  Restrictions: *must be Licking County, not City of Newark, resident for FEMA funds

*utility assistance once per HEAP year

Housing Opportunities for Persons living with HIV / AIDS : Licking County AIDS Task force / LCCH
  Address: LCATF 195 Union St. Suite B.1

LCCH 23 S. Park Place.
  Phone: 349-7066 *208 (LCATF)

345-1970 (LCCH)
  Who Qualifies?: those w/ HIV verification and with annual income under $17,424
  Services: rental, deposit & utility assistance
  Restrictions: *provide Ohio residency and HIV verification

Licking County Board of MR/DD
  Address: 65 W. Church St.
  Phone: 349-6588
  Who Qualifies?: those diagnosed with mental retardation or other developmental disability
  Services: motel vouchers, rental, deposit & utility assistance
  Restrictions: must provide verification of MRDD diagnosis and documentation of need

Licking County Department of Job and Family Services - Prevention, Retention, Contingency (PRC)
  Address: 74 S. 2nd St.
  Phone: 349-6225
  Who Qualifies?: families w/ at least one minor child, have emergency need and have exhausted other resources
  Services: Rent & deposit, interest on principal mortgage, emergency shelter, utilities, telephone installation, appliances
 
  Restrictions: *income may not exceed 200% poverty level if employed, 135% if unemployed

*PRC housing assistance limited to $500/12 months if unemployed or employed, may be eligible for additional $500 if become employed and were previously unemployed

Licking County Planning Commission
  Address: 20 S. 2nd St.
  Phone: 349-6938
  Who Qualifies?: home owning county residence who meet income guidelines
  Services: low interest gov. loans for immediately needed items (health and safety items)
  Restrictions: *must be a home owner

*$5000 limit for tap-ins

*$7000 limit for well and /or septic repair

Licking County Veterans Service
  Address: 75 East Main St.
  Phone: 740-670-5430
  Who Qualifies?: military honorable discharged
  Services: motel $; rental, deposit & utility assistance (no phone)
  Restrictions: *all monthly bills must be paid by applicant

* Form DD214 (honorable discharge)

Licking Metropolitan Housing Authority
  Address: 85 W. Church St.
  Phone: 349-8069
  Who Qualifies?: elderly and disabled; income eligible with preferences given to veterans
  Services: elderly and disabled; income eligible with preferences given to veterans
  Restrictions: *must meet very low income guidelines

* no convictions for drug offenses or violent criminal activity

*no open enrollment, call for enrollment dates

Moundbuilders Guidance Center
  Address: 65 Messimer Dr.
  Phone: 522-8477 - ask for your caseworker/counselor
  Who Qualifies?: MBGC clients
  Services: Motel $, rental, deposit, utility assistance ( no phone)
  Restrictions: *open case w/ MBGC

*no outstanding balance for housing assistance w/ MBGC

City of Newark, Community Development Program
  Address: 40 W. Main St.
  Phone: 349-6695
  Who Qualifies?: income eligible home owners within the city limits
  Services: emergency home repairs
  Restrictions: *must be owner occupied

*waiting list

City of Newark, Lead Hazard Control Program
  Address: 40 W. Main St.
  Phone: 349-6836
  Who Qualifies?: income eligible renters and home owners within targeted census tracks
  Services: reduce lead-based paint hazards
  Restrictions: *must be owner or renter occupied

*must fill out application

New Beginnings Shelter for Domestic Violence
  Address: 60 N. First St.
  Phone: 349-8719 - 1-800-686-2760
  Who Qualifies?: Women and men, with or without children, who are victims of domestic violence
  Services: emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence
  Restrictions: *must be victim of domestic violence that occurred within last 7 days
 

Old Country Church
  Address: N/A
  Phone: 349-7283
  Who Qualifies?: individuals or families
  Services: motel $
  Restrictions: *must provide income and address verification

Project Homeline / LCCH
  Address: 23 S. Park Place, Suite 200
  Phone: 345-1970 or 1877-421-5224
  Who Qualifies?: individuals or families
  Services: rent, deposit, mortgage information and referrals
  Restrictions: must meet income guidelines, rent or mortgage payment must not exceed 30% of income

Salvation Army Emergency Shelter
  Address: 250 E. Main St.
  Phone: 345-8120/345-3289
  Who Qualifies?: individuals or families
  Services: emergency shelter; 1 month past due rent, 1st month rent, utilities
  Restrictions: *must provide proof of need

*may receive assistance once every 12 months

St. Vincent De Paul Society
  Address: St. Francis Catholic Church
  Phone: 345-9874
  Who Qualifies?: individuals / families
  Services: motel $, rental & deposit assistance
  Restrictions: conduct their own screening through volunteers

Transitional Housing / LCCH
  Address: 23 S. Park Pl.
  Phone: 345-1970
  Who Qualifies?: homeless families and individuals
  Services: transitional housing and supportive services
  Restrictions: must meet HUD definition of homeless = shelter, motel, streets, car, court eviction



To make a donation....


It's easy to make a donation to the Coalition. Checks should be mailed to:

    Licking County Coalition for Housing
    P.O. Box 613
    23 South Park Place, Suite 200
    Newark, OH 43058-0613

Credit Card donations click below for the form:

 
 
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Cape Coral, Florida Emergency Assistance Programs

Information & Referral

United Way
-Information & Referral Service (from landline) 211
-Or from cell phone 239-433-3900
http://www.unitedwaylee.org/

Elder Helpline of SW FL
(over age 60) 1-800-963-5337

Abuse Counseling & Treatment, Inc.

-24 Hour Family Violence & rape shelter/counseling

Phone: 239-939-3112
http://www.actabuse.com

Catholic Hispanic Social Services

- Programs to assist Hispanic persons, food vouchers, blankets, English classes, infant clothing, diapers4235 Michigan Avenue, Fort Myers

Phone: 239-337-4193
http://www.catholiccharitiesdov.org

Dept. of Children & Families

-AFDC-Aid to families with dependent children
-Aging/Adult services
-Food stamps
-Medicaid eligibility

4150 Ford Street Extension, Fort Myers
Phone: 1-866-762-2237
http://www. ?

Lee County Human Services

-Utility and rental assistance for low income and elderly

1440 Thompson Street, Fort Myers
Phone: 239-533-7900
http://dhs.lee-county.com/default.htm

Salvation Army

-10291 McGregor Blvd. 33919 239-278-1551
-Food & Clothing/Women's House 239-278-1551
-Overnight Shelter (single males) 2400 Edison Ave., Ft. Myers 239-332-4241

http://www.uss.salvationarmy.org/uss/www_uss_fortmyers.nsf

W.I.C. - Women, Infants, & Children

-Special supplement feeding program

3920 Michigan Avenue, Fort Myers
Phone: 239-332-9501
http://www.lee-county.com/healthdept

Lee Cares

-Provides information about Lee County Government services 239-332-2737

http://www.Lee-County.com

Health

Childrens Medical Services (H.R.S.)

-Provides Medical Services to children who are eligible for Medicaid
-Cost of services provided can be adjusted according to income

Phone: 239-939-8143
http://www.cms-kids.com

Lee County Health Department

-Free immunizations for babies & children
-General Health Care needs

3920 Michigan Ave., Fort Myers 239-332-9501
83 Pondella Road, N. Ft. Myers 239-656-4440
http://www.Lee-County.com/healthdept

Southwest Florida Addiction Services

-Treatment & Counseling for adults and adolescents
-Programs to ensure care for pregnant women
-Available to Medicare and Medicaid recipients
-Or cost-adjusted to income

Phone: 239-332-6937
http://www.swfas.org

Legal

Child Support Enforcement (H.R.S.)

-Available to AFDC and Medicaid recipients
-Or $ 25 initial fee for anyone with children in home

239-936-0102
http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/childsupport/

Florida Rural Legal Services

-Legal services provided to low income individuals
-Assist in landlord/tenant disputes

Phone: 239-334-4554
http://www.frls.org

Employment

Job & Benefit Center

-Job Service of Florida has jobs on computer, must come into office

Phone: 239-278-7140

Mayors Alliance

-Located at Goodwill Industries-Provides Services for people with disabilities

Phone: 239-995-2106 ext. 126

City of Cape Coral Job Line

-Recording of jobs available in City

Phone: 239-574-0535
http://www.capecoral.net

Miscellaneous

Consumer Credit Counseling of Florida Gulf Coast

-Free budget & financial counseling
-Debt repayment program
-Must call for application – appointments made after application is completed

Phone: 239-278-3121
http://www.cccsfl.org

Lifeline Family Center

-Maternity home, free pregnancy testing-Crisis Pregnancy Counseling

Phone: 239-574-4457
http://www.lifelinefamilycenter.org

S.O.L.V.E.

-Maternity Home, free pregnancy testing, infant clothes

5597 Sunrise Drive, Ft. Myers
Phone: 239-332-3122

Special Populations

-Day/evening/after school programs available for mentally and physically handicapped

400 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral
Phone: 239-574-0574

Lee County Housing Authority

-Various Types of low income housing (call for list)
-Voucher programs and new project becoming available

Phone: 239-997-6688

Social Security Administration

-SSI – Supplement Security Income
-Medicare applications

Phone: 1-800-772-1213
http://www.socialsecurity.gov

SHARE – Florida Food Network

Phone: 1-800-536-3379

Bus Information

Phone: 239-275-8726
http://www.leegov.com

Community Cooperative Ministries (Groceries/Meals/Soup Kitchen)

3429 MLK Jr Blvd., Ft. Myers 33916
Phone: 239-332-7687

NFM - All Souls Church - Pantry and Clothing

Open Wed 9 am to 12 noon

14640 N. Cleveland Ave, Ft. Myers
Phone: 239-997-7685

NFM - Church of God - Pantry

Phone: 239-995-4966
http://www.freewebs.com/nfmcog

FISH

-For Pine Island, St. James City & Bokeelia

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Arizona Cash Assistance Program       

Program Description
The Arizona Cash Assistance Program provides temporary cash assistance and supportive services to children, individuals, and their families. The Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) EDGE System is used to issue cash assistance payments. Participants are able to access their benefits from their assigned account by using a plastic debit card called QUEST. The debit card can be used at Automated Teller Machines (ATM) and Point of Sale (POS) devices located at most stores.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Arizona, responsible for a child under 19 years of age, a U.S. national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident, have low or very low income, and be either under-employed (working for very low wages), unemployed or about to become employed.
Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
To download an "Application for Assistance", visit:
https://egov.azdes.gov/cmsinternet/appforms.aspx

Under "Which Category", select "Cash Assistance" from the drop-down menu in Option 1. Of the available options, click the one that meets your needs: English-Large Print, Spanish or Spanish-Large Print.

You may bring, mail, or fax your completed application to any Department of Economic Security (DES) Family Assistance Administration (FAA) or Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) office. You may also apply online by visiting www.HealtheArizona.org. Once your application is received, an appointment date and time for your interview will be scheduled.

To locate your nearest FAA or TANF office, visit:
https://www.azdes.gov/faa/contact.asp

Program Contact Information
For questions or additional information, contact FAA Customer Service at 602-542-9935 (if calling from area codes 602, 480 or 623). For all other area codes call 1-800-352-8401.
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New York Emergency Support For People In Need

A variety of emergency assistance funds are offered to people in need:

EMERGENCY CASH ASSISTANCE GRANTS are available for young and old Jewish people in need to cover unusual expenses and to help maintain quality of life. Funds are provided through
UJA-Federation of New York. 
Contact: Debbie Schrag
Phone:  914-632-6433 ext 23  E-mail:  dschrag@wjcs.com

KEMPNER CASH RELIEF FUND
One-time emergency funds to support WJCS client families in crisis situations. Application required.
Contact: John Alterman
Phone:  914-949-7699 ext 374  E-mail:  jalterman@wjcs.com

NY TIMES NEEDIEST CASES FUND
WJCS participates in the yearly NY Times Neediest Cases Campaign in the Fall as part of the
UJA-Federation of New York network.  As a result, emergency funding is available for direct service to people in crisis.   Applications required.
Contact: Debbie Schrag
Phone:  914-632-6433 ext 23  E-mail:  dschrag@wjcs.com

HOME CARE SUPPORT FOR JEWISH HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS
WJCS receives funds from the Conference on Material Claims against Germany to provide home care assistance to needy Holocaust Survivors.
Contact: Valerie Rissman
Phone:  914-761-0600 ext 344  E-mail:  vrissman@wjcs.com 

JEWISH POVERTY OUTREACH providing case management and financial assistance to low income individuals and families
Phone:  914-949-7699 ext. 304

PASSOVER ASSISTANCE in the form of special foods and cash enable Jewish individuals to observe the Passover holiday.
Contact: Bernie Kimberg
Phone:  914-761-0600 ext 213  E-mail:  bkimberg@wjcs.com

EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY is maintained with contributions from local synagogues and organizations. Contact: Anna Cavaliere, Administrative Secretary
Phone: 914-761-0600 ext 311 E-mail:  acavaliere@wjcs.com

For further information about Emergency Cash Relief programs
Contact: Jeff Apotheker, Director, Quality Assurance
Phone: 914-761-0600 ext 216   E-mail:  japotheker@wjcs.com

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Alameda County, California Emergency Cash Assistance For Homeless

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General Assistance (GA) provides cash aid to indigent adults and emancipated minors who are legal residents of Alameda County and who have no other means of support. It is a state-mandated program that is locally administered and funded by the County of Alameda.

The maximum cash grant for a single person on GA is $336 per month. GA recipients who are 18 to 21 years old, pregnant, disabled or 65 and older may also be eligible for Medi-Cal benefits. If you are not eligible for Medi-Cal, you can receive medical treatment at the county clinics and hospitals. Many GA recipients are also eligible for Food Stamp benefits of up to $200 per month for a single person.

Eligibility

All GA benefits are considered a loan to the individual receiving aid. GA recipients must sign a reimbursement agreement as a condition of eligibility. Employable recipients are required to participate in employment service activities.

Recipients who are unemployable and/or 65 years and older who appear eligible for Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) are required to apply for these benefits through the Social Security Administration.

Legal Non-Citizens 65 years and older who meet certain residency requirements must apply for benefits through the Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI).

Applicants and recipients may have up to $1,000 in personal property. The following are not counted as part of the personal property limit for an individual:

  • A motor vehicle which is valued at $4,650 or less; and
  • The cash surrender value on a life insurance policy

New General Assistance (GA) Program Rules

1. Shared Housing

If you live with someone other than your eligible spouse or registered domestic partner, your GA grant will be reduced by:

  15% --- if you share housing with one person
  20% --- if you share housing with two persons
  25% --- if you share housing with three or more persons

2. Medical Care Deduction

To cover the cost of medical care, the GA grant will be reduced by $40 each month for persons who do not receive Medi-Cal benefits or have other health coverage, including Veteran’s Health benefits.

3. Time Limits

Individuals determined to be employable will only be eligible for cash aid for 3 full months in any 12-month period. This rule will apply whether aid was paid for 3 continuous months, or if there was a break in aid between months in any 12-month period.

EXCEPTIONS TO THE NEW PROGRAM RULES:

There are exceptions to, and exemptions from, some or all of the new rules. Some of these include:

  • Individuals who are permanently disabled and unable to work for 12 months or more. Note: Individuals who are temporarily disabled are exempt during the temporary period only;
  • Former Foster Care Youth and Independent Living Skills program participants 18 through 24 years of age;
  • Individuals 64 years of age and older;
  • Individuals living in Community Housing And Shelter Services (CHASS), Alternative General Assistance Program (AGAP) facilities or other approved living arrangements;
  • Individuals participating in certain Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs approved by the Agency.

How to Apply

To apply for general assistance, please visit the Economic Benefits Department public contact office nearest you.

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Texas Temporary Cash Assistance Programs

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) provides financial help for children and their parents or relatives who are living with them. Monthly cash payments help pay for food, clothing, housing, utilities, furniture, transportation, telephone, laundry, household equipment, medical supplies not paid for by Medicaid and other basic needs. The amount of the TANF payment depends on family size and income.

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TANF for Families

To receive TANF for Families, a family must be below income and resource limits set for the program. HHSC looks at a family’s income and compares it with the amount the family pays for basic needs such as rent, utilities, child care and work-related expenses. Resources such as cash on hand, money in the bank and type of vehicles are also considered.

Families who are approved for TANF will receive payments for six months. HHSC will send a renewal application to the family before the end of the six months.

Families who receive TANF benefits can also get Medicaid benefits. Families can choose if they want to receive one or both types of benefits.

HHSC provides TANF payments through the Lone Star Card – an electronic debit card that is used like a credit card at the cash register.

The total amount of time the parent or relative can receive TANF ranges from 12 to 36 months and is based on his or her education, work experience, and personal or economic situation. There are no time limits for children.

In most cases, a child must be under 18 years old to receive TANF. If an 18-year-old is a full-time student and is expected to graduate before he or she turns 19, TANF payments may be made until he or she graduates.

If a child’s parent or relative is also approved for TANF, the parent or relative must sign and follow the Personal Responsibility Agreement. By signing the Personal Responsibility Agreement the parent or relative agrees to:

  • Train for a job or look for employment if capable (assistance is provided by the Texas Workforce Commission).
  • Cooperate with child support requirements.
  • Not voluntarily quit a job.
  • Not abuse alcohol or drugs.
  • Take parenting skills classes if required.
  • Get medical screenings and all required immunizations for all children in the household (adults and children who receive TANF can get health care services through Medicaid).
  • Make sure that children are attending school.

One-Time TANF

One-time TANF provides $1,000 in cash for families in crisis. It can be given only once in a 12-month period to those who qualify.

To get a one-time TANF payment, families must meet the same income and resource limits required for “TANF for Families.” Those families who already get TANF payments cannot get a one-time TANF payment.

The purpose of one-time TANF is to help with a short-term crisis such as:

  • Loss of a job.
  • Loss of financial support for a child, such as child support or help paying living expenses (rent, utilities and food).
  • Not being able to find a job after graduating from a university, college, junior college or technical training school.
  • Not being able to get a job because vehicle is not working.
  • Loss of a home.
  • Medical emergency.

One-Time TANF Grandparent Payment

The One-Time TANF Grandparent Payment is $1,000 cash assistance given to a grandparent who cares for a child receiving TANF. To receive this assistance, a grandparent must be 45 years old or older and meet income and resource limits.

A grandparent can only receive this payment once, even though other grandchildren may move into his or her home at a later time. A grandparent cannot receive the payment if another grandparent already received the payment for the same grandchild.


TANF FOR FAMILIES
MAXIMUM PAYMENTS

Family Size

Child-Only
Cases

Household with One Parent or  One Caretaker

Household with Two Parents or Two Caretakers

1

$89

$109

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2

$128

$225

$173

3

$179

$260

$285

4

$214

$312

$320

5

$274

$347

$371

6

$296

$399

$407

7

$369

$433

$456

8

$406

$493

$492

 

 

 

 

For each additional person, add:

$60

$60

$60

 

MAXIMUM MONTHLY INCOME LIMITS FOR
ONE-TIME TANF GRANDPARENT PAYMENT

Family Size

Monthly Income Limits for One-Time TANF Grandparent Payment

1

$1,805

2

$2,429

3

$3,052

4

$3,675

5

$4,299

6

$4,922

7

$5,545

8

$6,169


 

For each additional person, add:

$624

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North Carolina Emergency Cash Assistance Program

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Welfare cash assistance programs have traditionally treated all families alike. As a result, they have not always responded to the individual needs and circumstances of some families. The Work First Program recognizes that family situations vary and that the approach to meeting their needs should be different. One alternate approach to the Work First Program is Benefit Diversion. While Benefit Diversion may seem as though it is a separate program it is not. The application process is the same as that of the Work First Program. Benefit Diversion is a program within the Work First Program.

Benefit Diversion is an alternative to traditional cash assistance for families and is designed to help families with a temporary crisis associated with employment. The situation must:

  • Be related to maintaining or accepting employment
  • Have occurred during a short break between jobs, or
  • Be related to receipt of financial resources that will meet the family's needs (such as SSI)

Benefit Diversion is an optional package of services within the Work First Program that includes:

  • A one-time lump-sum payment (the payment is not income based, but needs based) equal to a maximum of three months of Work First Family Assistance benefits
  • Medicaid and Food and Nutrition Services if eligible for the months in the Benefit Diversion period
  • Referrals to child care, child support, and other community and agency resources
  • Employment services

Benefit Diversion provides an opportunity for families to receive immediate help and preserve their independence from welfare. The following families may be likely candidates for Benefit Diversion:

  • Families with a caretaker on maternity leave receiving little or no pay. The caretaker is expected to return to the same job within a few weeks and needs help with routine household expenses
  • A family with a caretaker who has a solid job offer following graduation. The caretaker needs assistance between graduation and beginning employment two months later
  • A family with a caretaker who is recently employed. The caretaker will not get his first check in time to cover rent, utilities, and child care costs
  • A family with caretaker who will begin working in two months. The caretaker needs help with rent and car insurance during this period
  • A family who previously received public assistance for a short period of time. Since then, the family has been employed and self-supporting. The caretaker, now unemployed, has a strong prospect to return to work quickly. He needs help with household expenses between jobs
  • A family who is anticipating the receipt of financial assistance, whether or not related to employment, that meets their needs. This assistance may include child support, inheritance, or insurance settlement.

 

 

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Arizona Temporary Emergency Cash Assistance For Low Income

Program Description
The Arizona Cash Assistance Program provides temporary cash assistance and supportive services to children, individuals, and their families. The Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) EDGE System is used to issue cash assistance payments. Participants are able to access their benefits from their assigned account by using a plastic debit card called QUEST. The debit card can be used at Automated Teller Machines (ATM) and Point of Sale (POS) devices located at most stores.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Arizona, responsible for a child under 19 years of age, a U.S. national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident, have low or very low income, and be either under-employed (working for very low wages), unemployed or about to become employed.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
To download an "Application for Assistance", visit:
https://egov.azdes.gov/cmsinternet/appforms.aspx

Under "Which Category", select "Cash Assistance" from the drop-down menu in Option 1. Of the available options, click the one that meets your needs: English-Large Print, Spanish or Spanish-Large Print.

You may bring, mail, or fax your completed application to any Department of Economic Security (DES) Family Assistance Administration (FAA) or Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) office. You may also apply online by visiting www.HealtheArizona.org. Once your application is received, an appointment date and time for your interview will be scheduled.

To locate your nearest FAA or TANF office, visit:
https://www.azdes.gov/faa/contact.asp

Program Contact Information
For questions or additional information, contact FAA Customer Service at 602-542-9935 (if calling from area codes 602, 480 or 623). For all other area codes call 1-800-352-8401.

You may also access the state website by visiting:
https://egov.azdes.gov/CMSInternet/common.aspx?menu=108%26menuc=162%26id=31...

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Montgomery County, Maryland Crisis, Income And Victim Services

Crisis, Income and Victim Services provides services to county residents who are experiencing a situational, emotional, or mental health crisis. Operates a 24-hour crisis center to respond to residents’ immediate needs and to provide information on available resources. Provides assessment and financial assistance to preserve existing housing and to increase self-sufficiency, and determines eligibility for state and federally-funded financial assistance programs. Provides crisis and ongoing counseling for victims of general crime, partner abuse and sexual assault and a continuum of services to homeless families and adults including emergency shelter, transitional and supported housing.

CHILD CARE SUBSIDY PROGRAMS

7300 Calhoun Place, Suite 700, Rockville, MD  20855
240-777-1155


The County’s Working Parents Assistance Program and the State’s Purchase of Care Program provide vouchers to eligible families for the purchase of child care.

CRISIS SERVICES

24 Hour Crisis Center
1301 Piccard Drive, First Floor, Rockville

 

Provides 24-hour telephone or walk-in crisis counseling, brief crisis stabilization, and help in obtaining services for individuals and families in a situational or mental health crisis, for adult abused persons and for sexual assault victims. A mobile crisis team provides immediate assistance with psychiatric emergencies in the home or community from 4:00 p.m. to midnight. Psychiatric hospital admissions and alternative programs are coordinated and managed by the Crisis Center. All Montgomery County residents who are in crisis are eligible. There is no charge for crisis service.

 

  • 24 Hour Crisis Line - 240-777-4000/TTY 250-777-4815
  • Sexual Assault Crisis Line - 240-777-4357
  • Abused Persons Crisis Line - 240-777-4673
  • Mobile Crisis Team - 240-777-4000
  • Mental Health Association Hot Line - 240-738-2255
  • Critical Incidents and Disasters--coordinates the emergency mental health component for victims, their families, and the community during countywide declared disasters.
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  • PREVENTION AND CRISIS INTERVENTION
  • Provides emergency financial assistance and/or shelter to families and adults who are homeless, at risk of loss of housing, victims of individual or community disasters, or persons stranded away from home.

    Germantown: 240-777-4448, Rockville: 240-777-4550, Silver Spring: 240-777-3075

  • Adult Homeless Initiative--provides assessment and case management services to homeless single adults in the emergency shelter system.
  • Shelter Services--provides emergency shelter services.
  • Homeless Services--performs long-range planning on homeless issues and coordinates the delivery of emergency and transitional shelter services for homeless adults.
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  • SUPPORTIVE HOUSING SERVICES
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  • Transitional Services 240-777-4500
    transitional housing and case management services are provided to families who are homeless at the time of referral and demonstrate a potential for economic self-sufficiency and improved family functioning within two years.
  • Family Self-Sufficiency 240-777-4500
    subsidized housing and case management services are provided to homeless families who demonstrate motivation to become economically self-sufficient within five to seven years.
  • Maryland Energy Assistance Program  240-777-4450
    provides financial assistance for low-income households to help pay home heating costs during the winter months.
  • Rental Assistance Program 240-777-4400
    financial assistance is provided for rental costs to the elderly, disabled and families who qualify.
  • INCOME SUPPORTS

    Provides benefits to eligible residents in the form of Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA), Food Stamps, Medical Assistance and Transitional Emergency Medical and Housing Assistance (TEMHA).

    Germantown: 240-777-3420, Rockville: 240-777-4600, Silver Spring: 240-777-3100

     

  • Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA)--a federal/state program for eligible children and their parents or other caretaker. TCA provides limited cash assistance. Parents are required to be working toward employment and self-sufficiency in order to receive benefits.
  • Food Stamp Program--provides benefits monthly to eligible households to buy food.
  • Medical Assistance Program--provides health benefits for low-income people.
  • Transitional Emergency Medical and Housing Assistance Program (TEMHA)--a state program to help Maryland residents who are totally disabled and cannot work. See also Aging and Disability Services.
  • VICTIM SERVICES

    Establishes and maintains a comprehensive network of specialized services for crime victims and their families through the Abused Persons Program and the Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program. Working closely with all related agencies and community partners, the service strives to ensure that victims receive a sensitive, competent and coordinated response.

  • The Abused Persons Program (APP)
    Administration:    240-777-4210
    Information:   240-777-4210
    Intake:   240-777-4195
    TTY:   240-777-4850
    Crisis Line and Walk-In Service--provided through the Crisis Center: 240-777-4673.
  • Emergency Family Shelter Services--provides shelter to victims of abuse and their dependent children.
    Transitional Housing Services--provides apartment units for victims of abuse and their dependent children.
    Counseling for Victims--provides assessment, counseling, education and support.

    Counseling for the Abusers--provides assessment, counseling, education and support.

    Victim Assistance--provides victims support and advocacy through the criminal justice system, including accompaniment during legal procedures.

    Educational Programs--Provides educational programs to professional and community groups.

  • Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program (VASAP) 240-777-1355
    Crisis Line and Walk-In Service--provided through the Crisis Center: 240-777-4357.

    Outreach Counseling to Sexual Assault Victims--provides outreach counselors to victims of sexual assault at a hospital emergency room or police station.

    Community Crisis Debriefing--provides crisis debriefings to communities that have been affected by serious crime incidents.

    Counseling to Victims of General Crime and Sexual Assault--provides assessment, counseling, support and educational groups.

    Counseling for Adults who were Molested as Children--limited counseling is provided.

    Victim Compensation--provides eligible victims compensation for financial losses resulting from crime victimization. Limited funds are available.

    Victim Assistance--provides victims support and advocacy through the criminal justice system, including accompaniment during legal procedures.

    Educational Programs--provides educational programs to professional and community groups.

    COMMUNITY ACTION  

    301-565-7460
    8210 Colonial Lane, Silver Spring

    As the county’s official anti-poverty agency, Community Action works to reduce the adverse effects of social and economic conditions on the county’s low-income residents. Community Action provides:

  • Community liaison and leadership development, building partnerships among community residents and public and private agencies.
  • Coordination of the Head Start program with Montgomery County Public Schools.
  • Employment/economic development and multicultural outreach.
  • Demographics, research and special projects for the county.

    PROGRESS PLACE

    301-585-4471
    8210 Colonial Place, Silver Spring

    A multi-service center for the homeless. A unique partnership between Montgomery County and three community partners (Community Vision, Shepherd’s Table and Community Clinic). Provides emergency services, counseling, recovery, and medical services to the homeless and low-income families.

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    ACCESS Florida Food, Medical Assistance And Cash

    Medicaid

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    Medicaid provides Medical coverage to low income individuals and families. The state and federal government share the costs of the Medicaid program. Medicaid services in Florida are administered by the Agency for Health Care Administration.

    Medicaid eligibility in Florida is determined either by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) or the Social Security Administration (for SSI recipients).



    DCF determines Medicaid eligibility for:

    • Low income families with children
    • Children only
    • Pregnant women
    • Non-citizens with medical emergencies
    • Aged and/or disabled individuals not currently receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

    Medicaid for Low Income Families With Children

    Children up to age 18 and their parents or caretaker relatives may be eligible for Medicaid if the family’s countable income does not exceed the income limits and countable assets are not above $2,000.

    • Individuals who receive Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) are eligible for Medicaid. Individuals who are eligible for TCA, but choose not to receive it, may still be eligible for Medicaid.
    • Families who lose Medicaid eligibility due to earned income may be eligible for up to 12 additional months of Medicaid, if they meet certain requirements.
    • Families that lose Medicaid eligibility due to child support or alimony may be eligible for 4 additional months of Medicaid.

    Additional information about Medicaid for low income families is available in the Family-Related Medicaid Fact Sheet.

    Information regarding the income and asset limits for Medicaid for low income families and children can be found on the Family Related Medicaid Income/Asset Limits.

    Medicaid for Children Only

    Parents and caretakers may apply for Medicaid on behalf of their children under age 19 living in their home, if the family income is under the limit for the age of the child.

    Families can apply for Medicaid online at: http://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/. View more detailed information about Medicaid for children.

    Children eligible for the Medicaid may enroll in the Child Health Check-up Program. This program provides regularly scheduled health checkups, dental screenings, immunizations and other medical services for children. For information on the Child Health Check-up Program, visit the Agency for Health Care Administrations information page at: http://www.fdhc.state.fl.us/medicaid/childhealthservices/chc-up/index.shtml.

    Families may also apply for medical assistance for children only with the Florida KidCare program. Medicaid is one of the components of the Florida KidCare Program. If children do not qualify for Medicaid due to family income, the application will be sent electronically to Florida Healthy Kids (FHK).

    FHK covers otherwise eligible children with income less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. A separate application is not necessary.

    To find information or apply for the Florida KidCare Program, visit their website at: http://www.floridakidcare.org/.

    Medicaid for Pregnant Women

    There are three ways to apply:

    1. Presumptively Eligible Pregnant Women (PEPW): A temporary coverage for prenatal care only by local clinics. The same application will be sent to DCF for an ongoing Medicaid determination. For more information, please see the Family-Related Medicaid Factsheet. (Page 9)

    2. Simplified Eligibility for Pregnant Women (SEPW): A simplified "full coverage" for pregnant women only. To apply, please complete the one page application linked below. Print the application and mail, fax or return it in person to the nearest ACCESS office: (English)  (Español)  (Kreyòl).

    3. ACCESS application: This is an application for "regular" Medicaid, including other family members, cash assistance and/or food stamps. Please visit this link to begin: http://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/. For more information see the Family-Related Medicaid Factsheet. (Page 10)

    Women with family income over the limit for Medicaid, may qualify for the Medically Needy Program. For more information see the Family-Related Medicaid Factsheet. (Page 12)

    For pregnant women who do not meet the citizenship requirements for Medicaid, see the information below about Emergency Medicaid for Aliens.

    Emergency Medical Assistance (EMA) For Non-Citizens

    Noncitizens, who are Medicaid eligible except for their citizenship status, may be eligible for Medicaid to cover a serious medical emergency. This includes the emergency labor and delivery of a child. Before Medicaid may be authorized, applicants must provide proof from a medical professional stating the treatment was due to an emergency condition. The proof also must include the dates of the emergency.

    Medicaid for Aged or Disabled

    Medicaid for low income individuals who are either aged (65 or older) or disabled is called SSI-Related Medicaid.

    Florida residents who are eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are automatically eligible for Medicaid coverage from the Social Security Administration. There is no need to file a separate ACCESS Florida application unless nursing home services are needed.

    Individuals may apply for full Medicaid coverage and other services using the online ACCESS Florida Application and submitting it electronically. If long term care services in a nursing home or community setting are needed, the individual must check the box for HCBS/Waivers or Nursing Home on the Benefit Information screen. HCBS/Waiver programs provide in-home or assisted living services that help prevent institutionalization.

    Medicare Savings Programs (Medicare Buy-In) help Medicare beneficiaries with limited finances pay their Medicare premiums; and in some instances, deductibles and co-payments. Medicare Buy-In provides different levels of assistance depending on the amount of an individual or couple’s income. Individuals may apply for Medicare Buy-In coverage only by completing a Medicaid/Medicare Buy-In Application.

    Print the form, complete it and mail or fax it to a local Customer Service Center.

    Individuals eligible for Medicaid or a Medicare Savings Program are automatically enrolled in Social Security's Extra Help with Part D (Low Income Subsidy) benefit for the remainder of the year. An individual may also apply directly with Social Security for the Medicare Extra Help Program.

    More information about Medicaid programs for aged or disabled individuals is available in the SSI-Related Fact Sheets. Income and asset limits may be found on the SSI-Related Programs Financial Eligibility Standards. Important information for individuals seeking Medicaid for long term care services in a nursing home or community setting is available in the Qualified Income Trust Fact Sheet.

    Medicaid Cards

    Permanent gold Medicaid cards are issued for each individual who is eligible for Medicaid. The Medicaid card should be presented to medical providers when medical care is being requested. To request a replacement card, call 1-866-762-2237. Those on Medicaid can print a temporary Medicaid card from their ACCESS Account.  Further information on Medicaid services is available from the Agency for Health Care Administration.

    Medically Needy (Share of Cost)

    Individuals who are not eligible for “full" Medicaid because their income or assets are over the Medicaid program limits may qualify for the Medically Needy program. Individuals enrolled in Medically Needy must have a certain amount of medical bills each month before Medicaid can be approved. This is referred to as a "share of cost" and varies depending on the household's size and income.

    Once an individual meets the share of cost for the month, the individual must contact DCF to complete bill tracking and approve Medicaid for the remainder of the month. Information about this program can be found in the Medically Needy Brochure  (Español)  (Kreyòl).

    Medical Help for Those Who Are Not Eligible for Full Medicaid

    Note: The following programs are not under the Department of Children & Families.

    Individuals who are not eligible for Medicaid may get help with the cost of prescription drugs through the Florida Discount Drug Card Program.

    Individuals, ages 19 to 64, who have not had health insurance coverage for at least six months (even with pre-existing health conditions), may qualify for affordable coverage through the Cover Florida Health Care Program.

    For information about other ACCESS Florida programs, visit Temporary Cash Assistance and Food Stamps.

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    New Mexico Emergency Cash Assistance

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    The objective of general assistance is to provide cash assistance to dependent needy children and disabled adults who are not eligible for assistance under a federally matched cash assistance program, such as New Mexico works (NMW) or the federal program of supplemental security income (SSI).

    Basic General Assistance Rules

    • You must provide your SSN within 60 days of approval.
    • You must be:
      • a citizen of the United States;
      • a naturalized citizen;
      • an alien that entered the United States as a legal permanent resident or PRUCOL before August 22, 1996; or
      • an alien who entered the United States on or after August 22, 1996, and who meets the definition of a qualified alien, and is subject to the five-year bar from participation in the federally funded TANF cash assistance program.
    • You must be living in the state of New Mexico, and have demonstrated an intent to remain in the state.
    • You CANNOT be:
      • included as a benefit group member and receiving cash assistance from another department cash assistance program;
      • an SSI recipient;
      • a recipient of benefits from a federally-funded TANF program (including a tribal program) or BIA-GA program;
      • a recipient of a government-funded adoption subsidy program; or
      • a recipient of benefits from a TANF or GA program in another state.
    • You may not be the payee for more than one GA cash assistance payment.
    • The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program, Medicaid, LIHEAP and other similar programs are not considered concurrent assistance and shall not make an individual ineligible for GA cash assistance programs.

    For more details please contact your nearest office.

    The legislative policy for the General Assistance Program is available here.

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