People in Steuben County looking to apply for food, heating, Medicaid and temporary assistance benefits may now apply online, County Department of Social Services Commissioner Kathryn Muller said Friday. Applications for those benefits are located at mybenefits.ny.gov where people can apply for one or multiple programs. Once they have created an account, they can apply directly within the site and upload supporting documents at that time within mybenefits.ny.gov, or upload documents at a later time using the new free mobile app, NYDocSubmit, available through the Apple or Google play stores. Additionally, parents or caretakers of a child who received free or reduced priced meals in school during the 2019-2020 school year — or lives in a district where free or reduced lunches were provided to all students in that school year — will be receiving the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) food benefits. There is no need to apply for P-EBT benefits, which are administered solely by the state. These families will be receiving a benefit card in the mail and any family that meets this criteria and has does not receive a card from the State should contact the P-EBT Food Benefits Helpline at 1-833-452-0096.
Again, access to online services are located at:
• NYDocSubmit mobile app at Google or Apple play stores For more information about P-EBT please visit: https://otda.ny.gov/SNAP-COVID-19/Frequently-Asked-Questions-Pandemic-EBT.asp Those looking to learn if they’re eligible or current benefits recipients who are unable to use the online services should contact Steuben County DSS at (607) 664-2000, and leave a message with a contact number for a follow-up interview. For immediate help, call 2-1-1.