Applying for Benefits

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Are You Eligible for Any Goverment Benefits?

Enter information into this website and it will give you a report on benefits you may be eligible to receive in Alabama. Also in Spanish/Español

Don't Miss Out!!! Take Advantage of All the Benefits Available to You

Should you be getting child support? Do you qualify for food stamps? Can your children get free or low-cost health insurance? Can you get a lower telephone bill? Do you need help filing your income taxes? Read this for information about 10 often-overlooked benefits available to many low-income people.

Do You Qualify for Lifeline? You Can Get a FREE Cell Phone

If you qualify for the Lifeline program above, you can get a free cell phone through this benefit. Read this information to find out how.

Lifeline and Link-up Benefits for Alabama

Need help paying your phone bill? You can get help through Lifeline & Link-Up. If you get Medicaid, Food Stamps, SSI, TANF, LIHEAP or you have a Section 8 voucher, you may be eligible - read this information to find out.

Save Those Papers!

In order to protect your rights, you may need to use papers others have given you. This fact sheet tells you what papers you should save.

Social Security Information in Other Languages

This website links to Social Security information in 15 different languages. It includes Retirement and Survivor's Benefits, Disability Benefits, SSI and more. It also includes information on SSA's interpreter services.

The Section 8 Voucher Program

This article tells you how you can try to get a Section 8 voucher. It tells you about the rent you will have to pay. It also tells you how you can lose Section 8, and what you can do if your landlord tries to evict you.

Tips for Dealing With Government Offices and Agencies

In order to receive certain benefits, you must give an agency some information about yourself. It is very important to give correct information to agencies. This document contains tips on how to do this.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Are You Eligible for Any Goverment Benefits?

Enter information into this website and it will give you a report on benefits you may be eligible to receive in Alabama. Also in Spanish/Español

Don't Miss Out!!! Take Advantage of All the Benefits Available to You

Should you be getting child support? Do you qualify for food stamps? Can your children get free or low-cost health insurance? Can you get a lower telephone bill? Do you need help filing your income taxes? Read this for information about 10 often-overlooked benefits available to many low-income people.

Food Stamp Application for Seniors

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Housing Choice Vouchers Fact Sheet

This is information about the Section 8 voucher program.

HUD's Public Housing Program

Who is eligible for Public Housing? How do I apply? When will I be notified? Will I have to sign a lease? How do they decide what rent I pay? This document answers these questions and more. Also in Spanish/Español

The Section 8 Voucher Program

This article tells you how you can try to get a Section 8 voucher. It tells you about the rent you will have to pay. It also tells you how you can lose Section 8, and what you can do if your landlord tries to evict you.

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.)

Food Stamp Application for Seniors

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

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?

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.

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.

Social Security Information in Other Languages

This website links to Social Security information in 15 different languages. It includes Retirement and Survivor's Benefits, Disability Benefits, SSI and more. It also includes information on SSA's interpreter services.

When People Help You While You Wait for SSI

When you apply for SSI, it can take a long time before you get your first check. During this time, you have to find a way to get by and you may get gifts or loans from friends or family. Whether the help is a gift or loan can make a big difference in the amount of back SSI benefits you can get. Read this document for more information.

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