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Publications & Forms


ASSIST - Application for Social Services and Internet Screening Tool
This site will let you see if your household is potentially eligible for Delaware's social service programs. You can then apply for these services online. ASSIST helps you submit an application and gives you additional information to complete the process.

Fair Hearing Decisions
All individuals are given an opportunity for an impartial, objective review of actions taken in programs administered by the Division. Here you will find the results of these reviews.

Applications for Assistance

Food Assistance, Cash Assistance and Medicaid applications can be submitted to any local Division of Social Services office either in person, by a designated third party, by fax or other electronic transmission or by mail.

The Healthy Children Program (Medicaid) application can be mailed to the address found on our Contacts page.

The Delaware Prescription Assistance Program (DPAP) began accepting applications on October 5th, 2018. The program will provide benefits for approved members starting January 1, 2019.

-Rights and Responsibilities in English

-derechos y responsabilidades en espanol

-Food Benefit Non-Discrimination Statement English

-declaracion de no discriminacion de beneficios alimentarios en espanol

2019-2020 Cost of Living Adjustments for Food Benefits, Cash Assistance and Child Care

Plans and Publications

CCDF Plan for Delaware FFY 2019-2021

Delaware Child Care Disaster Plan FFY 2018

Delaware TANF State Plan 2017-2018

Child Care Development Fund Plan for 2016 - 2018

CCDF Response to Public Comments

ASSIST forms

The Division of Social Services 2019 Child Care and Development Fund State Plan Draft is available for viewing here Child Care Development Fund Plan for 2019 - 2021. A public hearing is planned for May 17, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Edgehill Shopping Center in Dover. CCDF Public Hearing Announcement

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