- Temporary Assistance - The Division of Temporary Assistance is responsible for administering the following financial aid programs:
- Family Assistance - A cash benefit program providing payments to eligible households. Benefit levels are based on the household size, income and resources available and upon the needs and expenses of the household as defined by State and Federal schedules and regulations.
- Safety Net - A program of financial assistance to needy individuals and families who do not meet the requirements for Family Assistance or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
- Medicaid - A program designed to help individuals pay for their medical care. Individuals may be eligible for Medical Assistance if they meet certain income, resource, age, disability and various other requirements. Chronic Care benefits primarily cover individuals residing in nursing home facilities. Income and resource eligibility levels for Chronic Care are different from income and resource levels for other Medicaid programs. Individuals in receipt of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are automatically eligible to receive Medical Assistance.
- Food Stamps - This program is administered under the direction of the US Department of Agriculture. Eligibility is based on income, resources, living situation and family size of household. Food Stamp benefits are accessed by using a benefit ID card and a personal identification number (PIN) at an approved retail site, generally a grocery store. The benefit is issued on a monthly basis and is designed to supplement the household's food needs. Restrictions apply and Food Stamps are not allowed to be used for purchase of tobacco, alcohol, paper products, pet food or medication.
- Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) - A program designed to help eligible households with heating and utility costs and with certain essential home heating equipment repairs. Eligibility is based on income and household size. Certain households such as Public Assistance, Food Stamp and Supplemental Security Income recipients may be categorically eligible.
- Managed Care - A program available to most Medicaid recipients. A Managed Care participant accesses Medicaid services through the Managed Care Organization (MCO) he/she selected. The goal of Managed Care is to enhance access to, and availability of, primary care services, expand the network of medical services available, ensure quality health care, and establish a cost-effective health care system for Medicaid recipients.
- Child Health Plus and Family Health Plus