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To limit the spread of COVID-19, clients are asked to contact us by phone and online.

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Check your SNAP/Food Stamp EBT balance and purchase history on your smartphone with the FREE FreshEBT app.

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What's New


**FRAUD ALERT** COVID-19 Scams Targeting SNAP Food Benefit Recipients!

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a fraud alert on March 24, 2020 that individuals receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits should be on the lookout for potential scammers using the COVID-19 situation to steal personal information. SNAP participants should be suspicious of any unknown individual or organization that requests their confidential information. Examples of confidential information include: social security number, bank information, or a participant's SNAP EBT card or PIN number. SNAP participants should contact the Division of Social Services if they are unsure if a request for information is legitimate.

If you believe you are the victim of identity theft, contact your local police department regarding procedures for filing a report. You may also file a consumer complaint online with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at FTC.gov

Did you Receive a Notice that your Medicaid Benefits are Closing?

A small portion of Medicaid clients received an incorrect closing notice. If your case is scheduled to close effective March 1, 2020 please contact (302)571-4900 OR 1(800)372-2022 to see if your case remains open.

Delaware ASSIST Self-Service Refresh

The Division of Social Services is implementing a major upgrade to the ASSIST Self-Service website ASSIST Self-Service Website on Saturday, February 1, 2020. While this upgrade is primarily focused on the underlying technology, we want to make you aware of some notable usability enhancements that aim to improve ther user experience and strengthen data accuracy. These include:

  • New ASSIST home page look and feel, and navigation changes
  • Community Partner home page layout improvements
  • Better use of screen space with full-page rendering for various screen sizes
  • Replacing window scrolling with easy-to-use browser scrolling
  • Replacing pop-up window with new tabs
  • Adding "nudging" to encourage more accurate data entry in key areas
  • Latest (current) browser support including Chrome, Edge, FireFox and Safari

***PLEASE NOTE: The Refreshed Self-Service is no longer supported by Internet Explorer. We recommend using Google Chrome for an optimal experience.***
Attention Community Partners: Please see the Helpful Tips for Community Partners for more information and tips to help you navigate the upgraded site once the change takes effect.



Assistance Services

Food Supplement Program

Food Supplement Program

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a food supplemental program that enables low-income families to buy food that is the basis for better nutrition.

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General Assistance

General Assistance

A state-funded program designed to provide cash assistance to low-income people who do not qualify for federally funded programs, such as TANF or Social Security benefits.


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Temporary Assistance

Temporary Assistance

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is Delaware's main cash assistance program. The goal of TANF is to give people temporary help until they get a job.

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Child Care

Child Care

This service provides support for families with children to enable the caretaker to hold a job, obtain training or meet special needs of the parent or child.


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Refugee Cash Assistance

Refugee Cash Assistance

National voluntary agencies (volags) place refugees with local sponsors throughout the United States inlcuding the State of Delaware.

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Medicaid

Medicaid

The Division of Social Services provides six main types of medical assistance services. Learn what they are and if you qualify for help.

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Health Insurance

Health Insurance Marketplace

Learn how Delaware is working to make health care better. Get a chance to discuss with experts the things that matter most to you.

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Applications

Applications

Determine if your household is potentially eligible for Delaware's Social Service Programs and download an application today.

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Community Partner Support Unit

Community Partner Support Unit

Community Partner Support Unit (CPSU) helps increase access to services by providing ongoing, personalized support for organizations that serve those in need.

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Preventing Medicare Fraud

SMP

Empowering seniors to prevent healthcare fraud.

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