Current Suspected Overdose Deaths in Delaware for 2023: Get Help Now!
The ASSIST self-service application portal has been updated and users are now able to upload required verification documents and select their preferred language of English or Spanish for notices and letters.
El portal de solicitud de autoservicio ASSIST ha sido actualizado y usuarios ahora pueden subir documentos requeridos de verificacion y escoger su lenguaje preferido de ingles o espanol para las notificaciones y cartas.
Most inquiries can be handled by calling the DSS Customer Relations Unit or accessing online services through ASSIST.
Please call 1-866-843-7212 so we may serve you by phone. To access our Online ASSIST Portal, please click the ASSIST Icon below.
Click here for Vaccine Information for persons with Disabilities or Acces and Functional Needs.
Click here to learn more about what Delaware's Division of Social Services is doing in response to COVID-19.Learn More
The Division of Social Services will issue January Emergency Benefits to eligible households receiving Food Benefits, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and General Assistance. Benefits will be available on EBT cards on Thursday, January 26, 2023. Click here for more information.START PLANNING NOW FOR WHEN COVID-19 ASSISTANCE ENDS
Many extra benefits and services available because of COVID-19 will end in the coming months when the public health emergency comes to an end. Delaware offers many FREE social service, health, financial, and employment resources. Click here to learn more.EBT FRAUD ALERT!
Delaware Health and Social Serivices recently discovered a SNAP food benefit fraud operation that involved Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card skimming/cloning. Thieves are using illegal electronic devices to copy EBT card information and steal food benefits.
You can help prevent EBT card skimming/cloning by:
If you believe you are the victim of card skimming/cloning and food benefits were stolen from your EBT card, contact the Division of Social Services at 1-866-843-7212.SNAP ONLINE PURCHASING PROGRAM
Households can use their Delaware EBT cards to shop and pay for eligible food items online at participating stores. Click here to learn more about purchasing groceries online with your SNAP food benefits or P-EBT benefits.
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.
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.
National voluntary agencies (volags) place refugees with local sponsors throughout the United States inlcuding the State of Delaware.Learn More
The Division of Social Services provides six main types of medical assistance services. Learn what they are and if you qualify for help.
Learn how Delaware is working to make health care better. Get a chance to discuss with experts the things that matter most to you.
Determine if your household is potentially eligible for Delaware's Social Service Programs and download an application today.
Community Partner Support Unit (CPSU) helps increase access to services by providing ongoing, personalized support for organizations that serve those in need.
Empowering seniors to prevent healthcare fraud.
Delaware's P-EBT Program provides food assistance to families with children who lost access to free or reduced-price school meals when Delaware schools closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.Learn More