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Eoj   in reply to hanenotenshi   on

Disabled and need financial help to pay bills & feed 3 kids

I am 100% physically disabled and have to move. I need help with finances and moving. If someone has a resource or organization that would help or provide me with this problem.
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mlh2013  

financial help, financial assistance for low income: Hi., i am new to this so forgive me if in unorderly… i

Hi., i am new to this so forgive me if in unorderly… i am a 22 year old college senior and am currently pregnant with my first child. I have no income, no car, and no housing at the moment bc i am nt allowed to live on campus with child…i need some sort of assistance in order to help with housing bc i am indeed homeless at this point and do not want my unborn child living in these conditions…anything will help, including prayers.

Thanks an God bless,
Mlh2013
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waziri   in reply to The Wizard   on

Government Grants

my name is waziri,my family of four came into united states in september 2009 on asylum status after we escaped death narrowly for assisting and speaking against female genital mutilation.we rescued 72 girls and took them back to school but the locals in some remote parts of kenya wanted them to face the knife and get married of at a tender ages of between 10 to 14.I would wish to go back some day and continue with this mission of lifting the lives of these innocent girls but for now am requesting for family financial assistance here in America because my wife and i have never gotten a descent job
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hoopeless mama  

i am a single unemployed mothe of two little boys on tanf and section 8. i have bben

i am a single unemployed mothe of two little boys on tanf and section 8. i have bben steadlily looking for a job. all my utilities and other home bills aredue tight now and dont know what to do . if anything gets shut off its a breach of my section 8 contract n will lose everything. please help
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Disabled1959   in reply to Godismybestfriend   on

***~ APPLY FOR A FREE CAR ~***

God Bless you. It is amazing that you are here. I know what you mean. I myself am on a low monthly fixed income and I need $600.00 worth of repairs on my 1988 plymouth voyager mini van.
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Ramsey County, Minnesota Listing Of Financial Assistance Services For Low Income

Financial Assistance Services provides support to low-income residents of Ramsey County. We determine eligibility for public assistance programs such as Medicaid, Food Support, General Assistance, Child Care and the Minnesota Family Investment Program.

Note: If you currently have Medicare or will qualify in the near future, you should learn about Medicare D, the new prescription drug coverage program. Go to Minnesota Department of Human Services for more information on Medicare-related programs.

New System, New Access in Community Human Services/Financial Assistance Services

Cash and Food Programs

The following programs help low-income people with Cash or Food support. Click on the program links for further information about the programs. Click here for information on How to Apply for Cash or Food Support assistance in Ramsey County.

Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) - This program helps to pay childcare costs for low-income working families.

Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) - This program is Minnesota's Cash and Food Assistance program for families who need assistance.

Diversionary Work Program (DWP) - When most families first apply for cash assistance, they will participate in the Diversionary Work Program, or DWP. This is a 4 month program that helps parents go immediately to work rather than receive welfare.

Food Support Program (FS) - This program helps low-income people with their food costs.

Minnesota Food Assistance Program (MFAP) - Non-citizens not eligible for FS may qualify for the MFAP.

General Assistance (GA) - This program serves as Minnesota's primary safety net for single adults and childless couples. The GA Program provides monthly cash grants for vulnerable persons whose income and resources are less than program limits.

Minnesota Supplemental Aid (MSA) - This program is a state funded program that provides a monthly cash supplement to people who are aged, blind or disabled and who receive federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.

Group Residential Housing (GRH) - This program is a state-funded income supplement program that pays for room-and-board costs for low-income adults who have been placed in a licensed or registered setting with which a county human service agency has negotiated a monthly rate.

Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) - This program coordinates services to assist refugees in making the transition to life in the United States. These services include resettlement and placement, cash and medical assistance, and employment and social services.

Health Care Programs

The following programs help low-income people with coverage for medical bills.

Medical Assistance (MA) - This program assists child under the age of 21, parents or relative caretakers of dependent children, pregnant women, people who are 65 or older and people who have a disability.

General Assistance Medical Care (GAMC) - This program serves low-income adults, ages 21-64, who have no dependent children under age 18 and who do not qualify for federal health care programs.

Other Health Care Programs - There are a variety of health care programs available to assist specific groups of people. These include persons in Nursing Homes, at-home care services, etc. the Department of Human Services web site is a good source of information on these programs.

Emergency Programs

The emergency aid programs available in Ramsey County include:

Ramsey County Emergency Assistance (EA) - This program is for low-income families experiencing a financial crisis.

Emergency General Assistance (EGA) - This program primarily helps low-income individuals experiencing a financial crisis.

Emergency Minnesota Supplemental Aide (EMSA) - This program is only available to persons currently receiving MSA.

Emergency aide is usually provided in the form of specific payments for shelter or other emergency expenses, which cause a threat to the health or safety of the individual or family. People currently active on a program with Financial Assistance should call their caseworker to apply for emergency aide. People not currently on assistance with Ramsey County can call 266-4444 to get information on how to apply for emergency aide.

Emergency Shelter/Help for the Homeless - Ramsey County has a variety of services available to those who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless. Intake services for homeless persons are coordinated through The Family Place. For information on what to do if you are homeless or in danger or becoming homeless call The Family Place at 651-225-9354 or 651-225-9355.

How to Apply

If you wish to apply for cash or food programs, please come to our offices at 160 East Kellogg Blvd., Government Center East, St. Paul, MN 55101.

To access application forms and get further information from the Minnesota Department of Human Services, please go to their website.

To have Ramsey County mail you an application, or for further information about applying for services or our programs, call 266-4444.

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Oregon Temporary Cash Assistance For Families In Need

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The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provides cash assistance to low-income families with children while they strive to become self-sufficient. The program's goal is to reduce the number of families living in poverty, through employment and community resources

To qualify for TANF, families must have very few assets and little or no income. The current maximum monthly benefit for a family of three is $528. 

Applying for TANF

You can apply for TANF by downloading an application and instructions below.  You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader software to view these PDF files. You can download the free software at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

These application forms should be printed and filled out by hand and then brought or sent to a local DHS Self-sufficiency office.

 English (PDF, 169 KB)

 Spanish (PDF, 1.46 MB)

 Russian (PDF, 335 KB)

 Vietnamese (PDF, 270 K

 

Other services

Many families in the TANF program receive help with needs such as employment, housing, child care, domestic violence and other factors that affect family stability.

Pre-TANF

The intent of the Pre-TANF Program is to provide initial screening and case management to families applying for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. This may include cash assistance as necessary to complete the plan and meet basic living expenses when other resources are not available.

Before Pre-TANF Program services begin, an assessment of the immediate unmet needs and strengths of the whole family is completed, eligibility is determined for Food Stamps and TANF-related medical benefits, and TANF eligibility factors are reviewed for presumed eligibility. A family may remain in the Pre-TANF program for as little as one day or up to 45-days, depending on the family's situation. 

Pre-TANF includes an orientation on activities and services available in the local area. Case workers and other agency partners will assist clients in identifying family strengths as well as needs.  While in Pre-TANF clients will:

  • Learn about other resources that may be available, like child support or SSI (Social Security)
  • Use job search and job readiness activities to find and prepare for work.
  • Learn more about how to get the job they want.

In Pre-TANF, DHS can help pay for childcare and transportation while clients look for work. DHS can also help pay for items needed to start a job. Examples include uniforms, special tools and car repairs.

Post-TANF Program

The goal of the Post-TANF program is to provide parents who become ineligible for TANF due to income, a monthly grant of $100 for up to one year.  Post-TANF clients must stay employed and work a minimum number of hours per week.  This grant will help families with transitional expenses of employment.  There is an income cap of 250% of the federal poverty level. 

Some other services that may assist families are:

The TANF program is administered by the Children, Adults and Families (CAF) Division of the Department of Human Services (DHS). All services are provided through local DHS offices.

Child support from absent parents

In addition, the Department of Human Services (DHS) works with the Department of Justice (DOJ) to help clients obtain child support from absent parents.  For help getting child support payments, contact Department of Justice.

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Minnesota Cash Assistance For Single Adults And Childless Couples

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Eligibility requirements

 
Program participants must fit at least one of the 15 categories of eligibility specified in state statutes. Eligibility categories are primarily defined in terms of disability and unemployability. Most applicants and recipients are required to apply for benefits from federally funded disability programs for which they may qualify, such as Retirement, Survivors, and Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income. In addition, the person or couple must have income and resources less than program limits. The resource limit for all units is $1000. After subtracting certain income disregards, a single person must have net income less than $203 per month, and a couple must have net income less than $260 per month.

Monthly benefits
The maximum benefit for a single adult is $203 per month and $260 per month for a married couple. Special funding is available for emergency situations when a person or family lacks basic need items, such as a lack of shelter or food, and that lack threatens the person’s or family’s health or safety.

Program funding
During state fiscal year 2009 (July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009), GA served an average of 19,092 people monthly. The total amount of GA benefits issued in fiscal year 2009 was approximately $45.2 million. Program costs are funded entirely with state funds.

Applying for GA
To apply for the GA program, you must contact your county human services agency. You may also access county information at the State’s NorthStar web site.

You may also download a Combined Application Form (CAF) (DHS-5223-ENG). The completed CAF can be mailed or taken to your local county human services agency. For security reasons, you can not apply for assistance online.

 

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crazyquilt  

Saint Cloud, Minnesota - Catholic Charities Of Saint Cloud Financial Assistance For Low Income

Catholic Charities of Saint Cloud
157 Roosevelt Road
Suite 100
Saint Cloud, MN 56301

Target Audience:
Residents of St Cloud, Sauk Rapids, Sartell, Waite Park & St Augusta
Dates and Times: Call for days and hours
Fees: Free
Contact Info:
Catholic Charities
320-229-4560
Web: www.ccstcloud.org

Description:
Providing financial assistance, food shelves and clothes to those in need

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM - provides small amounts ($10-$20) of emergency financial assistance for those that qualify. May included perscription drug co-pays, bus tokens, gas cards.

FOOD SHELF - Provides donated food staples and paper products to individuals or families in need. Will handle special needs and after hours food donations by appointment. Food donations accepted.

CLOTHING PROGRAM - Receives and distributes new and used clothing and household items for families in need.

Additional Contact Information:
Call for qualification requirements
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Wisconsin BadgerCare (SCHIP) Health Insurance Program

Program Description
BadgerCare is a health insurance program for low-income working families with children. It provides coverage for families with incomes too high for Medicaid who are without access to health insurance. The program seeks to eliminate barriers to successful employment by providing a transition for families from welfare to private insurance. BadgerCare is based on the premise that health care is essential for working families with children.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Wisconsin, under 19 years of age or be a primary care giver with a child under the age of 19, not covered by health insurance (including Medicaid), a US national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident, and you must have an annual household income before taxes of less than $28,000 if two people live in the household; $35,200 if three people live in the household; $42,400 if four people live in the household; $49,600 if five people live in the household; $56,800 if six people live in the household; $64,000 if seven people live in the household; $71,200 if eight people live in the household; and $78,400 if more than eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $7,200 for each additional person in the home. Depending on your income level, you may have to pay a premium for coverage. Please see this state's program information for details.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
If you think you might be eligible, please call the following number to get your eligibility process started: (800) 362-3002 (TTY and translation services available). You may also send an e-mail to: webmaildhcf@dhfs.state.wi.us.

Online applications are available at the following location:
https://access.wisconsin.gov//

Program Contact Information
To learn more about WisconsinBadgerCare, please visit:
http://dhs.wisconsin.gov/badgercareplus/
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Wyoming Kid Care CHIP (SCHIP) Health Insurance Program

Program Description
Kid Care CHIP is a Wyoming program designed to ensure that children and teens of both working and non-working families can have the health insurance they need. Kid Care CHIP offers health insurance coverage for Wyoming's children and teens through age 18 who are uninsured and meet income and eligibility guidelines.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Wyoming, under 19 years of age, not covered by health insurance (including Medicaid), a US national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident, or pregnant, and you must have an annual household income before taxes of less than $29,140 if two people live in the household; $36,620 if three people live in the household; $44,100 if four people live in the household; $51,580 if five people live in the household; $59,060 if six people live in the household; $66,540 if seven people live in the household; $74,020 if eight people live in the household; and $81,500 if more than eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $7,480 for each additional person in the home. Depending on your income level, you may have to pay a premium for coverage. Please see this state's program information for details.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
If you have any questions, need an application mailed to you or need further information, please call (877) 543-7669 or email Kid Care CHIP at kidcare@state.wy.us.

Applications can be located at:
http://health.wyo.gov/healthcarefin/chip/apply.html

Program Contact Information
To learn more about Wyoming KidCare CHIP, please visit:
http://health.wyo.gov/healthcarefin/chip/index.html
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TexCare Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)

Program Description
The TexCare Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is designed for families who earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid health care, yet cannot afford to buy private insurance. The parents in some of these families have jobs that do not offer health insurance for children. Other parents' jobs offer health insurance, but the insurance is so expensive that families cannot afford it.

TexCare offers additional children's health insurance programs through Medicaid, which is provided at no cost to qualifying children, and the State Kids Insurance Program - SKIP. If you are a state employee, you may qualify for an insurance supplement for your dependent children under age 19. Your SKIP supplement will be covered through your state insurance program.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Texas, under 19 years of age, not covered by health insurance (including Medicaid), a US national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident, and you must have an annual household income before taxes of less than $29,140 if two people live in the household; $36,620 if three people live in the household; $44,100 if four people live in the household; $51,580 if five people live in the household; $59,060 if six people live in the household; $66,540 if seven people live in the household; $74,020 if eight people live in the household; and $81,500 if more than eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $7,480 for each additional person in the home. Depending on your income level, you may have to pay a premium for coverage. Please see this state's program information for details.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
To apply for this benefit, visit the following site:
http://www.chipmedicaid.org/english/apply.htm

Call 1-800-647-6558 to ask questions about CHIP or to apply over the phone. Operators work between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. M-F and until 3 p.m. (Central Time) on Saturdays, except federal holidays.

Program Contact Information
Learn more about our programs and their requirements, please visit our website at: http://www.chipmedicaid.org/english/index.htm
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Oregon State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)

Program Description
SCHIP allows Oregon to offer health insurance for eligible children, up to age 19, who are not already insured.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Oregon, under 19 years of age, not covered by health insurance (including Medicaid), a US national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident, and you must have an annual household income before taxes of less than $26,955 if two people live in the household; $33,874 if three people live in the household; $40,793 if four people live in the household; $47,712 if five people live in the household; $54,631 if six people live in the household; $62,382 if seven people live in the household; $68,469 if eight people live in the household; and $75,388 if more than eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $6,919 for each additional person in the home. Depending on your income level, you may have to pay a premium for coverage. Please see this state's program information for details.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
To receive an Oregon Health Plan application packet for SCHIP you may call (800)359-9517 or TTY (800-359-9517), please visit:
http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/healthplan/app_benefits/ohp4u.shtml

Program Contact Information
For more information on Oregon SCHIP please visit:
http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/healthplan/app_benefits/schip.shtml
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MinnesotaCare Health Insurance Program

Program Description
MinnesotaCare is Minnesota's S-CHIP program, but adults may enroll in the program as well as children if they meet the eligibility criteria. To qualify, you must be a resident of Minnesota, not covered by health insurance (including Medicaid) for the past four months (some exceptions for some children). In addition, you must not have health insurance available to you through an employer who offers to pay at least half the monthly cost. You must be a US citizen or "qualified" non-citizen. Income limits for MinnesotaCare are higher than the limits for Medical Assistance (Minnesota's Medicaid program). Because of different calculation methods, the income limits listed here may be slightly different than the actual income figures used by Minnesota. Please contact us for more information on the program.MinnesotaCare provides comprehensive health care coverage. Covered services include doctor visits, immunizations, hospitalization, prescriptions, eye exams, eye glasses, dental care and more. Enrollees pay a monthly premium based on income, household size, and the number of people covered. Some low-income children and families pay as little as $4 per month.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Minnesota, under 21 years of age, not covered by health insurance (including Medicaid), underinsured, a US national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident, and you must have an annual household income before taxes of less than $28,608 if one person lives in the household; $38,508 if two people live in the household; $48,408 if three people live in the household; $58,308 if four people live in the household; $68,208 if five people live in the household; $78,108 if six people live in the household; $88,008 if seven people live in the household; $97,908 if eight people live in the household; and $107,808 if more than eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $9,900 for each additional person in the home.  Depending on your income level, you may have to pay a premium for coverage. Please see this state's program information for details.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
For an application, instructions, and assistance with the application, visit:
http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/idcplg?IdcService=GET_DYNAMIC_CONVERSI...

Program Contact Information
More information is available on the Internet at:
http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/idcplg?IdcService=GET_DYNAMIC_CONVERSION&Re...

Or call toll-free at:
800-657-3672
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Louisiana LaCHIP Health Insurance Program

Program Description
LaCHIP is a health insurance program designed to bring quality health care to currently uninsured children and youth up to the age of 19 in Louisiana. Children can qualify for coverage under LaCHIP using higher income standards. LaCHIP provides Medicaid coverage for doctor visits for primary care as well as preventive and emergency care, immunizations, prescription medications, hospitalization, home health care and many other health services. LaCHIP provides health care coverage for the children of Louisiana's working families with moderate and low incomes. Children must be under age 19 and not covered by health insurance. Family income cannot be more than 200 percent of the Federal poverty level (about $3,067 monthly for a family of four or $36,800 annually). There are no enrollment fees, no premiums, no co-payments and no deductibles. NOTE: Even if your total income is more than these amounts, your children may still qualify because you can receive these deductions: Earned Income (we deduct $90 for each employed income unit member); Childcare Payments (we deduct $175 per month per child age two or older), or $200 per month per child under age two; Child Support Received (we disregard up to $50); Child Support Payments to someone outside the home (we deduct the amount actually paid up to the amount of the court order.) Children enrolled in LaCHIP will maintain their eligibility for 12 continuous months no matter how much their family's income increases during this period. This is being done to ensure children receive initial and follow-up care. A renewal of coverage is done after each 12-month period. Find out today whether you (if you are under 19) or your children are eligible for benefits!

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Louisiana, under 19 years of age, not covered by health insurance (including Medicaid), a US national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident, and you must have an annual household income before taxes of less than $36,432 if two people live in the household; $45,792 if three people live in the household; $55,152 if four people live in the household; $64,512 if five people live in the household; $73,872 if six people live in the household; $83,232 if seven people live in the household; $92,592 if eight people live in the household; and $101,952 if more than eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $9,360 for each additional person in the home.  Depending on your income level, you may have to pay a premium for coverage. Please see this state's program information for details.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
Apply online here:
https://bhsfweb.dhh.louisiana.gov/onlineapppublic/secure/

You may also download, fill out, and mail in an application. Click here for an application:
http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/offices/publications/pubs-119/LaCHIP%20App%2009.pdf

Once completed, mail the form and requested information to:
LaCHIP Processing Office
P. O. Box 91278
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-9278

Or you may fax it to:
FAX 1-877-LA FAX US (1-877-523-2987)

For assistance, or to request an application be mailed to you, please call 1-877-2LaCHIP (1-877-252-2447) toll free.

Program Contact Information
For more information about the LaCHIP program, visit:
http://www.dhh.state.la.us/offices/?ID=119
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Indiana Hoosier Healthwise Health Insurance For Children

Program Description
Hoosier Healthwise is a health insurance program for Indiana children, pregnant women, and low income families. Health care is provided at little or no cost to Indiana families enrolled in the program. The enrolled member chooses a doctor to get regular checkups and health care for illnesses. Other health needs such as prescriptions, dental care, vision care, family planning services, and mental health services are also available as part of the Hoosier Healthwise program.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of Indiana, under 19 years of age, not covered by health insurance (including Medicaid), a US national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident, and you must have an annual household income before taxes of less than $36,432 if two people live in the household; $45,780 if three people live in the household; $55,128 if four people live in the household; $64,476 if five people live in the household; $73,836 if six people live in the household; $83,196 if seven people live in the household; $92,556 if eight people live in the household; and $101,916 if more than eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $9,360 for each additional person in the home. Depending on your income level, you may have to pay a premium for coverage. Please see this state's program information for details.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
Information on how to apply can be found here:
http://www.in.gov/fssa/ompp/2998.htm

Download an application here:
http://www.in.gov/icpr/webfile/formsdiv/43202.pdf

Download the "Record of Financial Eligibility" form here:
http://www.in.gov/fssa/files/49422.pdf

If you have questions about the application, or need assistance, please call the Hoosier Healthwise Helpline at 1-800-889-9949.

Program Contact Information
For more information, visit:
http://www.in.gov/fssa/ompp/2544.htm
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Arkansas Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Program Description
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps people with low income get the food they need for good health. SNAP benefits are used in place of cash to buy food. Most people must spend some cash along with their SNAP benefits to buy enough food for a month.

The SNAP Section has the responsibility for administering Arkansas' SNAP Program within the Division of County Operations. The Section is responsible for the following: analysis of issues, laws, and regulations governing the SNAP Program. The SNAP Section develops policy and procedures, monitors compliance with Federal Regulations, which relate to timeliness and accuracy, as well as, compliance with regulations governing the delivery of SNAP benefits.

SNAP is funded with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services dollars.

Annually over $200 million in benefits are authorized for eligible participants in the SNAP Program.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of Arkansas and fall into one of two groups: (1) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $2,001, or (2) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $3,001 who share their household with a person or persons age 60 and over, or with a person with a disability (a child, your spouse, a parent, or yourself). For either group, you must also have an annual household income of less than $14,079 if one person lives in the household; $18,941 if two people live in the household; $23,803 if three people live in the household; $28,665 if four people live in the household; $33,527 if five people live in the household; $38,389 if six people live in the household; $43,251 if seven people live in the household; or $48,113 if eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $4,862 for each additional person in the home.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
To apply for this program, download a copy of the application, found at http://www.state.ar.us/dhs/dco/NewDCO/DCO-0215.pdf, and return it to your local DHS office by mail, fax, or in person.

To locate your nearest DHS office, visit http://www.state.ar.us/dhs/NewDHS/CountyOffice/DHSCountyOffices.htm.

Program Contact Information
For more information, visit the following website and scoll down to the SNAP heading:
http://www.arkansas.gov/dhs/dco/OPPD/#Supplemental%20Nutrition%20Assistance...

Or call us at:
1-501-682-8650
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Arizona Nutrition Assistance Program (NA)

Program Description
The Family Assistance Administration's mission is to assist individuals and families in improving their quality of life.

The Family Assistance Administration helps individuals and families achieve independence and self-sufficiency by providing temporary assistance in meeting their immediate basic needs. The FAA provides Cash Assistance and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance to eligible participants, determines eligibility for Medical Assistance, and refers participants to other departmental and community resources for assistance.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of Arizona and fall into one of two groups: (1) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $2,001, or (2) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $3,001 who share their household with a person or persons age 60 and over, or with a person with a disability (a child, your spouse, a parent, or yourself). For either group, you must also have an annual household income of less than $14,079 if one person lives in the household; $18,941 if two people live in the household; $23,803 if three people live in the household; $28,665 if four people live in the household; $33,527 if five people live in the household; $38,389 if six people live in the household; $43,251 if seven people live in the household; or $48,113 if eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $4,862 for each additional person in the home.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process

To apply for this program, you have two options:

  1. To apply online, visit: https://www.healthearizona.org/app/Default.aspx, or
  2. To apply in person, first print out application form FA-001- Application for Assistance, in your desired language and format: https://egov.azdes.gov/cmsinternet/appforms.aspx?category=75. Then, locate your nearest FAA office by visiting https://egov.azdes.gov/CMSInternet/main.aspx?menu=162&id=3494 and set up an appointment.

Please note- clients must have the following information available when applying:

  • Social Security numbers for everyone, or proof they applied for a Social Security number
  • Alien registration cards if there are non-U.S. citizens in the household
  • Name, address and daytime phone number of a landlord or neighbor, if available
  • A statement verifying your address and the names of everyone living with you. The statement must be made by a non-relative who doesn’t live with you and must be signed, dated and include the non-relative's address and telephone number
  • Proof of all money your household received from any source last month and this month
  • Registration/titles for all vehicles
  • Bank or credit union statement (savings or checking) for the most recent month
  • Proof of Savings Bonds, securities, retirement plans and life insurance
  • Copies of rent/mortgage and utility bills (electric, water, gas, etc.) for the most recent month
  • Proof of childcare expenses for the most recent month
  • Proof of recurring medical expenses for anyone in the household age 60 and older, blind, or disabled.
Program Contact Information
For more information, visit:
https://egov.azdes.gov/CMSInternet/common.aspx?menu=108&menuc=162&id=1712

For questions or additional information, contact FAA Customer Services at:
1-800-352-8401 or 1-602-542-9935
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How To Apply For Washington Medicaid

Program Description
Washington Medicaid is a joint Federal/state program established to pay for medical services for people with disabilities, people 65 years and older, children and their caretakers, and pregnant women who meet the program's financial requirements. The purpose of the program is to provide reimbursement for and assure the availability of appropriate medical care to persons who meet the criteria for Medicaid.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Washington, a US national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien, in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income. You must also be either pregnant, a parent or relative caretaker of a dependent child(ren) under age 19, blind, have a disability or a family member in your household with a disability, or be 65 years of age or older.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

Program Contact Information
Please visit the Washington Medicaid web site for more information on the program:
http://hrsa.dshs.wa.gov/HRSAClient.htm

Or you can the Customer Service Center to learn more about Washington Medicaid:
800-562-3022
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How To Apply For California Medicaid

Program Description
Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid health care program. This program pays for a variety of medical services for children and adults with limited income and resources. Medi-Cal is supported by Federal and state taxes. Medi-Cal is a large program made up of many separate programs designed to assist Californians in various family and medical situations.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of California, a US national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien, in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income. You must also be either pregnant, blind, have a disability or a family member in your household with a disability, be responsible for children under 19 years of age, or be 65 years of age or older.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

Program Contact Information
To learn more about California Medi-Cal and how to apply, please visit:
http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/medi-cal/Pages/default.aspx

Call or visit your local county social services office and ask for a Medi-Cal application.
http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/medi-cal/Pages/CountyOffices.aspx

You may also phone the California Department of Health Services to obtain information Medi-Cal:
916-445-4171

TTY users can call:
916-445-0553
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