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  • Applying for Child Support Services

    Child Support services are automatically provided to persons currently receiving TANF, Medicaid or Foster Care. This information says who can apply and has initial application forms that you can complete. Content Detail

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    Alabama Department of Human Resources
  • Child Support Cooperation

    When you apply for Family Assistance for you and a child, the welfare department will ask you to help them get child support from parent not living with the child. Read More

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    Legal Services Alabama
  • Family Assistance Program Eligibility Requirements

    Persons who apply for or receive cash benefits must meet certain requirements. They must help determine eligibility for benefits. They must participate in activities that will help them become able to support their families. This includes cooperating with child support, job search and JOBS. Persons who do not cooperate may be denied or may lose benefits. This website talks about all the requirements. Also in Spanish/Español Read More

    By:
    Alabama Department of Human Resources
  • Food Stamps Frequently Asked Questions

    Includes: How do I apply for food stamps? What do I need to bring to the interview? How long does it take to process my application? How do I use food stamps to buy food? Content Detail

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    Alabama Department of Human Resources
  • The Family Assistance Program

    Family Assistance is Alabama's welfare program for helping very low income families with children. Before the end of 1996, it replaced the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (ADC or AFDC) program. This document answers questions about applying for family assistance, eligibility, limits, exceptions, work activities and more. Read More

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    Legal Services Alabama
  • The Food Stamp Program: Just the Facts

    The Food Stamp Program helps low income people buy food. This document answers questions about how to apply, how many food stamps you can receive, work requirements, reporting requirements and your rights under the program. Links to the Online Alabama Food Stamp Application - in English and Spanish/Español - are included. Read More

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    Legal Services Alabama
  • ALLKids Children's Insurance Program

    Many families cannot afford health insurance coverage offered through their jobs, yet they earn too much to receive other assistance. ALLKids is a low-cost or free comprehensive health insurance program for children under age 19. Upon enrollment, it provides quality medical care including preventive, dental and eye care. Content Detail

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    Alabama Department of Public Health
  • Food Assistance Program (SNAP) Eligibility Requirements

    Households applying for or receiving food assistance benefits must meet all applicable eligibility requirements based on food assistance policies. Time limits and requirements of other programs do not affect a household's eligibility for food assistance benefits. A household may still qualify for food assistance benefits even if eligibility ends in another program. Households must cooperate with the agency in establishing eligibility for food assistance. Failure to meet these requirements can result in a denial or termination of the food assistance case. Also in Spanish/Español (You must have a PDF reader on your computer to open this document. To get Adobe’s PDF Reader, click on the Get Adobe Reader icon to download.) Read More

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    Alabama Department of Human Resources
  • Food Stamp Application for Seniors

    This is an simpler application for food assistance for households where everyone is elderly (age 60 or older) and have no earned income. Read More

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    Alabama Department of Human Resources
  • Free or Low-Cost Health Insurance for Pregnant Women and for Children

    Who can get Medicaid under SOBRA? If my income is too high for Medicaid, can my child get free health insurance? Where do I apply for this free health insurance? This document answers these questions. Read More

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    Legal Services Alabama
  • Getting into Public Housing

    This article tells you how you can try to get into public housing. It also gives your rights if you are denied public housing. It tells you about your rent if you get public housing. Read More

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    Legal Services Alabama
  • Medicaid

    What is Medicaid? Who is eligible for Medicaid? Where do I apply for Medicaid? Answers to these questions and more are in this document. Read More

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    Legal Services Alabama
  • Are you eligible for Social Security benefits? Can you apply online?

    Find out if you are eligible for benefits, file for retirement, spouse's and disability benefits, get a benefit verification statement or request a replacement form SSA-1099. Read More

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    Social Security Online
  • Help to Pay for Child Care

    Can I get help to pay for child care? Where can I get this help? What kinds of child care can I use? Read this for answers to these questions. Read More

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    Legal Services Alabama
  • Housing Choice Vouchers Fact Sheet

    This is information about the Section 8 voucher program. Read More

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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)