Financial Assistance

Health Insurance Information, Counseling And Assistance Program (HIICAP)

This program provides free, unbiased, confidential assistance with health care questions and concerns. Information and counseling are provided by professionally trained volunteers and staff members who help individuals make informed decisions. This program is contracted through Action for Older Persons, Inc.

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) can help you meet the costs of home heating if you are an income-eligible homeowner or renter.


Medicaid is a form of medical insurance coverage that is in addition to Medicare and other private medical insurance. Medicaid may cover medical bills that Medicare does not cover.

SNAP/Food Stamps

SNAP is issued in the form of a monthly benefit, which helps individuals living on low income supplement their food purchases.

myBenefits is an online tool for New York State residents. Users can check possible eligibility for multiple human services benefit programs; apply online for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP); recertify for SNAP or Temporary Assistance; Report Changes; and View Case Details.