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Otsego County DSS Cooperstown - Dept Social Services

Website: http://www.otsegocounty.com/depts/dss/

Cooperstown, NY - 13326

Financial Help Provided: Public Assistance, Medicaid, Food Stamps, Emergency Assistance, HEAP

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The mission of Otsego County Department of Social Services is to assist and protect vulnerable individuals in our community by promoting safety, healthy families and enhanced economic stability.

We provide services with compassion, respect, integrity and positive attitudes while encouraging personal responsibility and individual choice. We work collaboratively with community partners to acheive the goals of lifelong safety and self-sufficiency for County residents.

- Medicaid
- Public Assistance
- Food Stamps
- Employment Services
- Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
- Child Care Subsidy
- Adult Protection
- Resource Recovery

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Tips For Prompt And Professional Assistance
1. Make an appointment - Always attempt to make an appointment. Oftentimes this will save you hours waiting in lines. When on the phone make sure you ask for the documentation needed in order to receive assistance.

2. Do not be late for your appointment - This tip should speak for itself.

3. Dress appropriately - If you want to be treated with respect, dress as appropriately as possible. We are not saying wear a suit. Just make sure you and your clothes are clean and non offensive. We have found that clients who dress in this manner have a better chance of receiving aid.

4. Bring all pre determined documentation - Bring all of the documents you were advised to bring from your appointment phone call. Without them, you will not receive aid.

Mission Statement
To help the needy find financial aid and assistance. This nation is going through tough times and providing a helping hand can help make the world a better place.