Current Suspected Overdose Deaths in Delaware for 2022: 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
As required by HB 250 Section 183. The Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) and the Department of Education (DOE), in consultation with the Delaware Early Childhood Council (DECC), has created a cost of quality child care estimator tool, which enables the state to model the actual costs of providing quality child care. Delaware engaged Prenatal to Five Fiscal Strategies (P5FS) to support the development of the cost of quality child care estimator tool customized for the state of Delaware. The work on the cost estimator tool was informed by Delaware's 2021 Cost of Care Study, the 2021 Market Rate Survey, the child care wage scale work completed in 2022, national and local experts, advocates, and early childhood educators. P5FS is led by national early childhood finance experts Jeanna Capito and Simon Workman, P5FS has developed cost estimation models for several states and communities. Their models have informed child care subsidy rate setting and other early childhood policies and are aligned with cost model guidance provided by the U.S. Office of Child Care for alternative rate setting under the Child Care Development Block Grant. We are excited to share the cost of care estimator tools, you will find links to Delaware's Center and Family Child Care Cost Estimation Tools below. We are also pleased to share the Cost Estimation Model Report for the project below.
Delaware's P-EBT program for school year 2021-2022 allows children who meet specific eligibility requirements to receive meal benefits for days missed from school or for remote learning days due to COVID-19. P-EBT benefits will be issued to eligible households beginning March 2022. Visit Delaware's P-EBT website for more information.MAY EMERGENCY BENEFITS
The Division of Social Services will issue May 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, May 26, 2022. Click here for more information.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.
New Retailer Alert:Weis Markets and Sam's Club Scan and Go are now accepting EBT payments for orders in Delaware.
DELAWARE EARLY EDUCATION AND CHILD CARE STABILIZATION FUND
On April 9, 2021, the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services and the Delaware Department of Education announced that the Delaware Early Education and Child Care Stabilization Fund will provide direct grants to support eligible child care providers across Delaware. Click here for more information.
To learn more about the application process, click here.
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.Learn More
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