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Welfare and Social Services

Do you qualify for benefits?

Community Service Society Benefits Tool is a well organized site with brochures, forms and explanations of all social services.

ACCESS NYC allows users to can screen families for up to 35 City, State, and Federal health and human service benefit programs. In addition to screening, program logistics, information, and applications are provided.

Apply for Social Security Benefits The Social Security Online site allows you to apply for and calculate your benefits.

General Information

New York City Government Resident Resources Guide is a general city guide on a number of topics for residents including information on health and human services. Specific topics include public assistance, support programs, disabilities, and documents and records. The column on the left offers more options and links. on Public Benefits is a large comprehensive legal site with listings of legal services and factsheets on public benefits isssues, such as welfare, food stamps, social security, medicare/medicaid, Jiggetts, and childcare (en Español).

The Fortune Society is a New York City non-profit organization that offers prisoner re-entry services.

Guidebooks on the Welfare System

Know your Rights is a list of resources by Legal Momentum for women dealing with domestic violence and its affect on the welfare-to-work process, time off, discrimination, unemployment insurance, and other resources (including New York specific content).

Parent's Survival Guide to NYC Child Welfare System is an in depth guide to the NYC Child Welfare System and the Administration for Children's Services.


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