If you reside in Nassau County DSS is located at the HHS building at 60 Charles Lindbergh Blvd. in Uniondale. Go there to ask for an application for Non-Public Assistance Food Stamps, or telephone the office at (516) 227-8523 and ask them to mail one to you.
If you reside in Suffolk County, there are four Department of Social Services Centers where you can apply - Riverhead (893 E. Main St, 631-852-3560), Smithtown (2000 Wireless Blvd, 631-853-8714), Coram (80 Middle Country Rd, 631-854-2300), and South West Center (2 South Second St, Deer Park, 631-854-6600). You should apply at the Center closest to where you reside.
The worker should give you an application to fill out. You will have to prove:
1. your identity, by producing a driver’s license, birth certificate, or Social Security card, etc.;
2. the number and identity of persons in your household (bring birth certificates or Social Security cards of your children);
3. your income (if any);
4. your liquid resources (bring bank books or bank statements).
You should ask the case worker if you are eligible for expedited food stamps. You should not be denied Expedited Food Stamps because you cannot provide written proof of the items listed above, but the more written proof you have, the better your chances will be.