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The Division of Social Services has made changes in ASSIST Self-Service to offer clients the option to receive notices and letters in English or Spanish beginning October 30, 2020. Clients can now select their language preference during application, by logging onto My ASSIST Account on the ASSIST homepage, or by contacting 1-866-843-7212.

La División de Servicios Sociales ha hecho cambios en el ASSIST Self-Service para ofrecer a los clientes la opción de recibir avisos y cartas en inglés o español a partir 30 de octubre de 2020. Clientes ahora pueden seleccionar su preferencia de idioma cuando están solicitando, entrando a la Cuenta My ASSIST (My ASSIST Account) en la página web ASSIST, o contactando al DSS al 1-866-843-7212.


Attention:

DSS Offices are limiting building access to only those clients with a scheduled appointment. This action has been taken to limit the spread of COVID-19. 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.

Delaware Assist

If you need an appointment, call your Local Office to schedule an appointment time.


COVID-19

COVID-19

Click here to learn more about what Delaware's Division of Social Services is doing in response to COVID-19.

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FreshEBT

Check your SNAP/Food Stamp EBT balance and purchase history on your smartphone with the FREE FreshEBT app.

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What's New


Temporary 15% Food Benefit Increase

Delaware households with open SNAP food benefit cases will receive a 15% increase in food benefits starting January 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2021. Click here for more information.

Form 1095-B

Click here to learn more about how to request your Form 1095-B.

Child Care Market Rate Survey

The Division of Social Services is conducting the FY 2021 Child Care Market Rate Survey to review Delaware’s child care reimbursement rates. A research team will be contacting child care providers to collect information on rates and enrollment in different child care settings throughout the State. CLICK HERE to learn more about the Market Rate Survey.

SNAP Online Purchasing Program

Households can use their Delaware EBT cards to shop and pay for eligible food items online at participating Aldi, Shoprite, and Walmart stores and at Amazon. Click here to learn more about purchasing groceries online with your SNAP food benefits or P-EBT benefits.

Delaware's Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program

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. Click here to learn about Delaware's Pandemic EBT Program.

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Assistance Services

Food Supplement Program

Food Supplement Program

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.

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General Assistance

General Assistance

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.


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Temporary Assistance

Temporary Assistance

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.

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Child Care

Child Care

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.


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Refugee Cash Assistance

Refugee Cash Assistance

National voluntary agencies (volags) place refugees with local sponsors throughout the United States inlcuding the State of Delaware.

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Medicaid

Medicaid

The Division of Social Services provides six main types of medical assistance services. Learn what they are and if you qualify for help.

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Health Insurance

Health Insurance Marketplace

Learn how Delaware is working to make health care better. Get a chance to discuss with experts the things that matter most to you.

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Applications

Applications

Determine if your household is potentially eligible for Delaware's Social Service Programs and download an application today.

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Community Partner Support Unit

Community Partner Support Unit

Community Partner Support Unit (CPSU) helps increase access to services by providing ongoing, personalized support for organizations that serve those in need.

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Preventing Medicare Fraud

SMP

Empowering seniors to prevent healthcare fraud.

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Delaware's P-EBT Program

P-EBT

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.

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