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Non-parent caregivers, who are caring for children without a parent living in their home, may be eligible for Temporary Assistance. Temporary Assistance for children not living with a parent is referred to as "non-parent caregiver" or "child-only" grants, and includes Medical Assistance (MA). If the non-parent caregiver wants assistance only for the children, the non-parent caregiver’s income is not used to determine eligibility and there are no Temporary Assistance work requirements for the non-parent caregiver. Non-parent caregivers may apply for temporary assistance at their local social services office. Information on Kin Caring for Children and Benefits for Nonparent caregivers can be accessed here: Know Your Options: Kin Caring for Children; Make an Informed Choice: Kin Caring for Children; Know Your Resources: Nonparent Caregiver Benefits. The NYS Kinship Navigator program has additional resources for Non-Parent caregivers can be found at: NYS Navigator.org.
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