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County offices that accept applications and determine eligibility for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI), Refugee Cash Assistance Program (RCA). Included are programs that help individuals who are having difficulty understanding and/or obtaining grants, payments, services or other benefits for which they are eligible.
Child Care Assistance
Programs that cover all or part of the cost of child care in public and licensed private child care centers or private family child care homes, usually for low-income families or families which include children with disabilities in situations where parents are working, in school or in a training program.
Caregiver Subsidy Programs
Programs that use federal, state, local and/or other funding to provide financial assistance to individuals who are serving as primary caregivers for frail, elderly individuals or, in some cases, for adults or children with disabilities. Included is the county program In Home Supportive Services.
Medical Public Assistance
County or state offices that accept applications and determine eligibility for the Medicaid program; and reinstate individuals who have lost their Medicaid benefits due to incarceration, institutionalization, noncompliance or other reasons. Included is Medicare program for people age 65 and older; for individuals with disabilities younger than age 65 who have recived Social Secutiy Disability benefits.
Food Stamps and WIC
County or state offices that accept Food Stamp applications, determine eligibility for the Food Stamp program and allotments, and issue Food Stamp EBT cards. Included is a federally-funded program that provides nutrition education and food vouchers for pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children younger than age five.
Emergency Payment Assistance
Programs that provide assistance for people who are experiencing an unexpected financial shortfall and have insufficient resources to obtain essential services. Included are interest free loans and utility service payment assistance or discount assistance programs.
Programs that provide assistance for people who want to improve their understanding of the consumer credit lending and collections systems, and maximize their skill in using credit. Included are economic self-sufficiency programs.
Social Security, Worker's Compensation and Unemployment
Social Security offices that accept applications and determine eligibility for the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program, State Disability Program, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, State Unemployment Insurance program and Workers Compensation.