Public Benefits Planning
Know Your Available Public Benefits
Assistance When You Need It
In New York state, temporary assistance is available to individuals who have little or no income. This can be done through electronic benefit transfer cards (EBT) twice a month. To apply for assistance your local Department of Social Services office will have the paperwork necessary to fill out as well as the people that you will need to discuss your path forward with. These funds can be used to buy food and necessities for yourself and those living in your household. With age and retirement often comes financial hardships, and it is through assistance programs provided by State and Federal programs that financial pain can be lessened to an extent. For more information, elder law professionals can help answer questions pertaining to assistance programs available to you in great detail. You can click here for a general FAQ on public assistance programs that
View a resource guide provided by the NYS Office for the Aging.