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**Chafee Cash Awards Portal**
Are you a young person aged 18 to 27 who experienced foster care at the age of 14 or older?
Low Income Household Water Assistance Program
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**Regular HEAP for 2021-2022 closed 4/29/22; Emergency HEAP will continue until August 31, 2022 or until funds are exhausted. Effective May 2, 2022 a third Emergency HEAP benefit is available.**
(Please visit our Home Energy Assistance Program page listed under the
Jefferson County Department of Social Services (DSS) is pleased to inform county residents that a free mobile device application called NYDocSubmit is available for individuals to use to submit necessary documents at any time. This mobile application provides individuals who have applied for or are receiving DSS benefits to submit documentation to the DSS in a simple and fast way. The mobile application is available for download on Google Play™ or the Apple App Store™ and can be used to take photos of documents and upload them to Jefferson County DSS. During this time of restrictions, having the ability to submit necessary documentation from the comfort of home is essential to continue supporting families in Jefferson County.
Many individuals have had their employment and income impacted by COVID-19. Anyone in receipt of SNAP whose employment has been affected, either they are currently unemployed or are experiencing a decrease in hours worked, should report these to changes to Jefferson County Department of Social Services as soon as possible as it may affect their SNAP benefit amount. A convenient way to report this is to complete and submit an online SNAP change report form found at https://www.mybenefits.ny.gov. If you are now in receipt of unemployment, you can submit proof of this and other documentation using the free mobile application NYDocSubmit.