February 2023 ERAP UpdatesMarch 1, 2023
Student Loan Relief ExtendedMarch 1, 2023
The 2022-2023 SECOND Emergency benefit opened on February 27, 2023.
If you are eligible, the Emergency HEAP Benefit can help you heat your home if you are in a heat or heat-related emergency.
Emergency HEAP benefits and eligibility are based on:
- available resources, and
- the type of emergency
NSLS’ Public Benefits Unit provides legal assistance to persons who experience problems with public benefits programs that are administered by the local Departments of Social Services, including:
- Welfare (TANF and Safety Net)
- Food Stamps (SNAP)
- Child Care Assistance
- Emergency shelter for the homeless
- Unemployment insurance appeals and overpayments
- Other emergency assistance programs
We also assist low-income households in establishing Supplemental Needs Trusts to eliminate the Medicaid spend-down and assist homeless families to obtain rent supplements from DSS to enable families to leave the shelters or retain permanent housing. Suffolk residents west of 112 can call 631-232-2400 and east of 112 can call 631-369-1112. Nassau residents can call 516-292-8100.