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Welcome to myBenefits. This website is a prescreening tool which provides a quick and easy way for people who live in New York State to find out if they might be able to receive:
  • Help with buying food
  • Public Assistance (PA)
  • Special tax credits
  • Home Energy Assistance
  • Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)
  • Various Health Insurance programs for individuals, families, children, and sole proprietors
  • WIC - Women, Infants and Children
  • Uninsured Care Program
  • A wide variety of services for older New Yorkers, including:
    • Health insurance information, counseling and assistance (HIICAP)
    • NY Connects-Information on long term care services and supports and assistance in linking to these services
    • Legal assistance
    • Nutritional services
    • Help with the purchase of prescription drugs

This website will take you about 10 minutes to use. We'll ask you to tell us about the people in your home, the money you get from a job or other places, your housing costs and a few other bills. What you tell us will stay private and secure. Some advantages of using myBenefits include: the privacy of working at home, the ability to use any internet connected computer anytime or anywhere, the flexibility to work at your own pace and easily accommodate your busy schedule.

When you're finished, we'll tell you if you might be able to receive help through programs such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

If there are children in your home, we'll also look to see if they may be able to get meals at school or during the summer. If you are an older adult or have an older adult living in your home, we'll look to see if you may be eligible for help in paying for your Medicare plan. Older adults might also be able to get help in paying for prescriptions and other assistance that can help them live in their homes as they get older. And we'll look to see if you might be able to get tax credits for people with lower incomes.

Please keep in mind that this website is just a test to see if you might be able to receive benefits. The test results are based on the information that you provide. Therefore, if the information you provide is not complete or is incorrect, the test results listed may not be accurate. You'll have to apply for these programs to get a final decision about benefits, but we'll let you know how to do that.

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