Benefit Application Assistance

CAST uses EarnBenefits, an online tool, to screen individuals for eligibility in up to 22 benefit programs available to New York residents.  These benefits include SNAP (formerly food stamps), health insurance, tax credits, housing, phone, and utility assistance.  If clients provide accurate income and expense information, CAST can educate clients regarding the benefits they may be eligible for based on the online benefit eligibility calculations.  We can also provide clients with step by step application instructions for the benefit programs. Clients can make an appointment with a Client Support Specialist for an EarnBenefits screening.