U.S. citizens or people with certain immigration statuses may be eligible.
Eligibility is based partly on: your income and family size.
For more information call 311 or 1-800-342-3009 (and press "1" for food stamps)
The Human Resources Administration may provide up to $900 in financial assistance for New York City residents to help pay for a funeral that does not cost more than $1700. This amount includes burial of the ashes after cremation. Call 718-473-8310 for more information on how to apply.
Eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis and is based on many different factors. All claims must be submitted within 60 days of death.
An in-person interview is required most of the time.
Emergency Help with Expenses
New Yorkers may apply for emergency financial help to prevent eviction, pay your energy or utility bills, or buy health-related items. You can apply to the NYC Human Resources Administration for a one-time emergency grant, also called the "One Shot Deal." Call (718) 557-1399 for more information.
All New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status may apply. Emergency assistance is provided for, but not limited to, the following situations:
Utility disconnected or pending termination
Circumstances that affect the health and safety of the individual or family