Eligible families may receive up to 60 months of federally funded cash assistance under the Temporary Aid to Needy Families Program (TANF). Single individuals without children and families who have already received cash assistance for 60 months may receive benefits under the New York State Safety Net Program.
Are you eligible for Cash Assistance?Find out what documents you needto applyVisit a Job Center to apply.
Here are some situations thatmay make youeligible for additional cash assistance.
Eligible clients receiving temporary cash assistance are required to engage in work and/or educational activities in most cases.Learn more about educational opportunitieson our Training and Education page.
(Those participating in an approved program can receive transportation and child care expenses so that they can meet their requirements.)
You may be eligible for an emergency cash grant if it will meet certain special needs. For example:
Back rent would prevent your eviction
Payment is needed to maintain or restore utility service(s)
If you must move, you may be eligible for help with moving expenses, security deposit voucher, brokers fees, or temporary storage for furniture and personal belongings
For more information, please contact HRAs Infoline at . Or ask an HRA worker at your Center about getting a request form.
The Wellness, Comprehensive Assessment Rehabilitation and Employment (WeCARE) program is a unique initiative that addresses the needs of cash assistance clients with medical and/or mental health barriers to employment. The WeCARE program is available by referral only.
Child Care Provider Enrollment Supplement
Automated Child Care Eligibility and Enrollment System (ACEE): Child care programs for HRA clients
Child Care Provider Search: Easy to use search tool to locate NYC contracted & non-contracted Child Care Providers& short list/filterbased on client needs
Daily Timekeeping System (DTS): For agencies that employee HRA clients
Food Card Access Project (FCAP): Submit appointments for SNAP interview
Line Item Contracts (LIC): Monthly line item expenses
Payment and Claiming System on the Web (PACSWeb): Enables vendors to request payments for services provided to HRA clients
Substance Abuse Tracking and Reporting System (STARS): For treatment providers
Supportive Housing System (PACT): The Office of Health and Mental Health Services Placement, Assessment and Client Tracking Unit
Training Provider Tracking System (TPTS): For training providers
Available Training/Educational Programs: Search for training/educational providers and programs
New Training Provider Application: Become a training provider
WeCare System: Wellness, Comprehensive Assessment, Rehabilitation and Employment program
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