Important Information Regarding the Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) will be administering an Emergency Rental Assistance Program to provide eligible households in New York State with a one-time rental subsidy that will be sent directly to the household’s landlord. OTDA is developing an online application portal for tenants and landlords to apply for this program and will be releasing additional information regarding eligibility criteria and the application process soon.

Last updated: February 19, 2021, 10:30 AM

Resources for Working Families

OTDA Home Resources for Working Families

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myBenefits

An online tool for New York State residents where they can check eligibility for multiple human services benefit programs and apply online for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) and Temporary Assistance.

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Find Services in New York State

A web application that provides an easy-to-use starting point for first-time users of social programs. After answering some questions, the user is provided with a ranked list of potential services to help them decide if the service is right for them and provides information about how to apply.

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Food and Nutrition Programs

Information on nutrition programs that can help you feed your family healthy meals such as, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), School Breakfast and Lunch Programs, Summer Food Service Program, Women, Infants and Child program, Child Nutrition, Farmers' Markets Nutrition Program, and Food Banks in New York State.

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Tax Credits

Information on tax credit programs you may be eligible for, such as Earned Income Tax Credits, New York State Noncustodial Parent Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credits and Child and Dependent Care Tax Credits.

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New York State of Health Marketplace

You and your family have many new low cost, quality health insurance options available through the Individual Marketplace. You can quickly compare health plan options and apply for assistance that could lower the cost of your health coverage. You may also qualify for health care coverage from Medicaid or Child Health Plus through the Marketplace.

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