Current Suspected Overdose Deaths in Delaware for 2020: Get Help Now!
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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.
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.
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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