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.


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.

Description of Services

Adult Services

Child Services

For more information on sleeping safety and keeping children safe visit

Financial Services


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.