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Thursday, March 02, 2006

Assistance for Everyday People

Continued from yesterday’s blog entry:

First and foremost – Make sure you are receiving all benefits you are eligible for. These sources will help you cover the cost of essential needs for you and your family.You may be eligible for:

Food Stamps

Medicaid and Health Insurance Program

Prescription Assistance Program


Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) Program

Senior Citizens Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) Program

FEPS The Family Eviction Prevention Supplement Program (formerly known as “Jiggetts”)

There are also Prescription Assistance Programs sponsored by drug companies suchas pfizer and galaxo smith kline that provide prescriptions free of charge or for a small co-payment. You can get more information here.

You can contact Food Change 1-866 FOOD NYC for further assistance and information concerning food stamps.

Strycker’s Bay can provide you with a referral to local food pantries if you live in our project area which covers zip codes: 10019, 10023, 10024, 10025, 10026, 10027, 10028, 10029.

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