Am I Eligible for Assistance?

NYS OTDA's MyBenefits site is a quick and easy way for people in New York State to find answers to questions about New York State's programs and services.

Click the button below to see if you're eligible for Food Stamps, HEAP, and more.

myBenefits

Mission Statement

Commissioner: Maureen Schmidt

Insuring the provision of assistance and services necessary to sustain dependent and disabled persons, protect children and adults from abuse and neglect, and to assist applicants and recipients in achieving the greatest degree of independence possible.

FREE SUMMER MEALS

Children who rely on school breakfast and lunch during the school year have access to good nutrition this summer.

Summer should be a stress-free time full of food, friends and fun. Free summer meals can help. During the summer months, children 18 and under can receive free, nutritious meals at Summer Food Service Program meal sites. Many sites also offer fun activities, so kids and teens can stay active and spend time with friends while enjoying healthy meals.

Meals and snacks are also available to persons with disabilities, over age 18, who participate in school programs for people who are mentally or physically disabled.

Description of Services

Adult Services

Child Services

For more information on sleeping safety and keeping children safe visit http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/cps/tips.asp

Financial Services

Fraud

We insure that the integrity of the Social Service System is not compromised. We accomplish this by alleviating fraud, waste and abuse by Social Service clients and vendors. Please see our Fraud section for more information.