Rensselaer County DSS Troy - Dept Social Services
Financial Help Provided: Temporary Assistance, Food Stamps, Medical Assistance, Welfare Office, TANF
The Department of Social Services offers a wide range of services in two locations.
The Raddock Building at 1801 Sixth Avenue, Troy provides financial assistance such as Temporary Assistance, Food Stamps, Medicaid and the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). This building also houses the Adult Protective unit and the Child Support Enforcement and Collection unit.
The Administration Building at 127 Bloomingrove Drive, Troy provides an array of casework services including Child Protective, Foster Care and Adoption services. The Accounting Unit and HomeCare unit are at this location as well.
Cash benefits, Medical Assistance and Food Stamps are available to applicants whose income is insufficient to meet their needs.
To make an appointment to apply call 270-8638.
Individuals and families not eligible for Public Assistance can apply separately for Food Stamps. It is not necessary to schedule an appointment. Applications are taken from 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Food Stamp Benefit Card can be used at all local supermarkets.
For more information call 270-8638.
It is also possible to apply for Medical Assistance only. Individuals who have income above the temporary assistance standards may be eligible for Medical Assistance. Medicaid provides financial assistance for medical bills and placement of elderly and disabled in nursing homes.
For an appointment call 270-3928.
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