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General Overview of Benefits


Help with necessities like housing, food, medical care, and money are examples of public benefits. Benefits can come from the national, state, or municipal levels of government. Income is frequently a determining factor in eligibility. Call 311 to get information on New York City benefits and the application process. For those living outside of New York City, please call 211.


Benefits for New York City Families




Cash Assistance


Housing and Transportation


Health Care


Credits with Taxes and Help with Housing Expenses
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Free Tax Preparation Services
  • Free phone line
  • Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
  • Homeowner Repair Loans
  • Home Water Assistance Program

Learn more at the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance by visiting their website at
Updated on February 27, 2024