Financial Assistance Programs

Public Assistance

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 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.

Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)/Day Care


                                                                               Livingston County Department of Social Services can help!

Child Care Assistance provides for reimbursement of Child Care expenses to Child Care Centers, Registered Providers, and approved Legally-Exempt Child 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 child care expense.

NYS has increased the eligibility levels to qualify for Child Care Assistance. 

Follow the below link for more information regarding eligibility requirements, program benefits and to reach the Child Care Assistance Program questionnaire to see if you qualify.

Child Care Assistance Program | Division of Child Care Services | OCFS ( 

How do I apply:

  • Contact the DSS at (585) 243-7300 and request an application be mailed to you.
  • Apply online at
  • 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.
  1. -  Child Care Application English
  2. - Child Care Application Spanish (Español)

The following links will provide instruction on completing the Child Care application:

For more information on finding local Child Care, becoming a Child Care Provider, and other helpful information related to Child Care please click here:  Learn more about Child Care.