Please complete the fields below to determine benefit and tax credit eligibility.
You will also learn the income needed to make ends meet based on the Self-Sufficiency Standard, an accurate measure of income adequacy.
Kings County (Northwest Brooklyn)
Kings County (Excluding Northwest Brooklyn)
Richmond County (Staten Island)
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Age of head of household...
Enter the ages of other dependants in your household separated by a comma (for children under 1 year old enter: -1):
Are you pregnant?
Do you file taxes:
If filing jointly does your spouse have a SSN:
You have lived apart from your spouse for more then 6 months:
Your home was the main home of your child:
Do you have a Social Security number:
Select the statement which best describes you:
I am a certified permanent resident
I am a certified refugee, asylee
None of the above
If you have a child do they have qualified immigrant status:
Are you a victim of domestic violence?
Current Employment Status...
This is your salary or gross income before taxes, not the amount of your paycheck. For example, you may enter a value like $15 per hour, $350 per week or $18,000 per year. On your PAY STUB you can usually find the gross pay under “Earnings” before taxes are taken out. Other income, such as Unemployment Insurance, SSI and other sources should not be included here.
Hours per week:
Additional employment (2nd Job)?
Other monthly income: $
In order to be eligible for Unemployment Insurance, you must have lost your job through no fault of your own. You must be able to work at a new job. Apply immediately, so as to get the full number of weeks of Unemployment Insurance you are allowed.
Reason for unemployment:
I was fired, but it was not my fault
I was laid off
I quit for good reason
None of the above is true
Did you lose your job in the last year:
Are you able to work:
Unemployment Insurance: $
Is there an additional wage earner in the household?
Unearned Income: $
Do you receive child support or any other unearned income?
Monthly Child Support: $
Do you or anyone else in your home receive SSI?
Who receives SSI?
Do you live in the household of another?
Other monthly income: $
Do you and your children have health insurance?
Do you receive Cash Assistance (Welfare)? ⓘ
Do you have assets over $2,000? ⓘ
Do you own a home? ⓘ
Did you file taxes last year?
Housing Costs ⓘ
Utility Costs ⓘ
Food Costs ⓘ
Transportation Costs ⓘ
Child Care Costs ⓘ
Health Care Costs ⓘ
Child Support Payments
Does your rent include heating?
Other (oil, steam, etc.)
Are any of the utilities in your name?
Do you receive a Section 8 housing subsidy?
Is this given to you by HPD
Is this given to you by NYCHA
Is your Section 8 subsidy Project based
...or do you have a voucher?
Number of bedrooms:
Do you receive a public housing (NYCHA) subsidy?
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