SHLR-Public Benefits – Nassau Suffolk Law Services

SHLR-Public Benefits

January 1, 2020

Earned Income Disregard

Can I earn money and receive public assistance? Maybe, because of “earned income disregards”, the Department of Social Services (DSS) will not count some of what […]
January 1, 2020

Fair Hearings – Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance Website

Visit the OTDA Website for Information on the following topics: Fair Hearings How to Request a Fair Hearing Request an Adjournment or Reopening How to Cancel […]
January 1, 2020

Earned Income Tax Credit

The Earned Income Tax Credit, EITC or EIC, is a benefit for working people with low to moderate income. To qualify, you must meet certain requirements […]
January 1, 2020

Prescreen for SNAP Eligibility Online

Use this website as prescreening tool to find out if you are eligible to receive: Help with buying food Temporary Assistance (TA) Special tax credits Home […]
January 1, 2020

What are “Expedited SNAP” benefits?

What are Expedited Food Stamps and how do I know if I am eligible for them? Expedited Food Stamps are food stamps you can get quickly. […]
January 1, 2020

Public Benefits for Immigrants

Immigrants and their children may be eligible for a variety of public benefits, depending on their status, length of time in the United States and other […]
January 1, 2020

What is an authorized representative?

What is an authorized representative? Applying for Food Stamps; Completing Work Registration forms; Buying food for your household with your Food Stamps. The representative should be […]
January 1, 2020

Am I Eligible for WIC?

Visit the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Services to find out if you are eligible for WIC Benefits: https://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/frequently-asked-questions
January 1, 2020

How do I apply for SNAP Benefits?

Apply Online The State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance recently announced that Nassau and Suffolk County residents can now apply directly for food stamps online […]