Financial Assistance Programs
Public Assistance (PA) is an income based program that covers families and single adults with ongoing and/or emergency assistance. The grant amounts cover housing, utilities and personal needs. Temporary Assistance clients also receive food stamp benefits and Medicaid coverage.
Application for Temporary Assistance (An application can also be completed using the computers located in our main lobby).
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP (previously called Food Stamps) is an income based program and is intended to supplement the food budget of eligible households. SNAP benefits are provided through an Electronic Benefit (EBT) Card. This card is used as a debit card at participating grocery stores. An EBT account is set up for eligible applicants and every month benefits are deposited to the account.
Application for SNAP (An application can also be completed using the computers located in our main lobby).
More information about SNAP and the SNAP USDA Nondiscrimination Statement (Information on the OTDA website is accessible in may languages by clicking on translate). Puede encontrar más información sobre SNAP y la Declaración de No Discriminación del USDA de SNAP en línea en otda.ny.gov/programs/snap/. Se puede acceder a la información en el sitio web de OTDA en muchos idiomas haciendo clic en traducir.
Medicaid is the umbrella that supplies the financial source for many variations in medical assistance. Community Medicaid is provided mainly through Managed Care plans.
Application for Medicaid (An application can also be completed using the computers located in our main lobby). The state attempts to alleviate barriers to health insurance by eliminating the face to face interview requirements.
DO YOU NEED ASSISTANCE PAYING FOR DAY CARE?
Livingston County Department of Social Services can help!
Day Care Assistance provides for reimbursement of Day Care expenses to Day Care Centers, Registered Providers, and approved Legally-Exempt Day Care Providers on behalf of those determined eligible for this subsidy. Families within specific income thresholds may qualify for the program, with some contributing a small family share toward their day care expense.
NYS has increased the eligibility levels to qualify for Day Care Assistance effective 8/1/22.
Follow the below link for more information regarding eligibility requirements and program benefits.
How do I apply:
- Contact the DSS at (585) 243-7300 and request an application be mailed to you.
- Apply online at MyBenefits.ny.gov.
- Click on the links below to fill out the application, print and drop it off or mail it to the Department, or fax it to (585) 243-7364.
- https://ocfs.ny.gov/forms/ocfs/OCFS-6025/OCFS-6025.docx - Day Care Application English
- https://ocfs.ny.gov/forms/ocfs/OCFS-6025/OCFS-6025-S.pdf - Day Care Application Spanish
The following links will provide instruction on completing the Day Care application:
- https://ocfs.ny.gov/forms/ocfs/OCFS-6026/OCFS-6026.pdf - How to complete Day Care Application English
- https://ocfs.ny.gov/forms/ocfs/OCFS-6026/OCFS-6026-S.docx - How to complete Day Care Application Spanish
For more information on finding local Day Care, becoming a Day Care Provider, and other helpful information related to Day Care please click here: Learn more about Child Care.