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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 Read More

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    GovBenefits, A Partnership of Federal Agencies and Organizations
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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. Read More

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    Legal Services Alabama
  • 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. Read More

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    Legal Services Alabama
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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. 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
  • 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. Read More

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    Legal Services Alabama
  • 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