Many New Yorkers are eligible for a variety of federal, state, and local benefits that can put cash in their pockets, help pay for prescriptions, food and heat, have their taxes reduced and help pay for their care. Learn how to sign up by watching these easy-to-follow videos.
Apply for SNAP Benefits
This video tutorial helps explain how to prepare the application for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.
Apply for More Benefits
The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) helps people with lower incomes pay the cost of heating their homes.
The School Tax Relief (STAR) program provides eligible homeowners in New York State with relief on their property taxes.
The Senior Citizen Homeowners' Exemption (SCHE) provides a reduction of 5 to 50% on New York City's real property tax to seniors age 65 and older.
Get Help With Insurance
The Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) program is a New York State program for seniors administered by the Department of Health. It helps more than 330,000 income-eligible seniors aged 65 and older to supplement their out-of-pocket Medicare Part D drug plan costs.
You can get help from your state paying your Medicare premiums. In some cases, Medicare Savings Programs may also pay Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments if you meet certain conditions.
If you already have Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) and you’re eligible to enroll in Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) through a Special Enrollment Period (SEP), you have options for how to apply.