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Benefits and Other Assistance

The Benefits and Other Assistance Department provides in-person application assistance to individuals and families for an array of benefits and entitlements, including health insurance, SNAP and food resources, legal assistance, and more.

Benefits and Other Assistance FAQs

Does BronxWorks help people apply for citizenship or residency?

Yes. If you qualify, we have paralegals and an immigration attorney at our 1130 Grand Concourse office ready to assist you with the application. We also have services at our Administrative Office at 60 E. Tremont Ave.

How can I find out if I am entitled to benefits?

The BronxWorks Benefits Access and Assistance Program can screen you to see what government benefits you are eligible for and help you apply for them.

Does BronxWorks offer help in applying for health insurance?

Yes. The BronxWorks facilitated enrollers can help you and your family members apply for low- or no-cost insurance.

Can BronxWorks help me obtain food stamps?

Yes. Our food stamp enrollers stationed in various BronxWorks offices throughout the Bronx will gladly help you apply for food stamps.

Can BronxWorks help me complete a housing application or recertification form?

Yes. Our information and referral offices can assist you with those applications.

Do you charge fees for your services?

All BronxWorks services are generally free.

The CMCC Food Pantry helps Milady A. feed her three children

Milady A. is a mother of a 5-year-old, an 8-year-old, and a 20-year old. She has visited the BronxWorks CMCC Food Pantry for more than two years. She originally started coming to the pantry because she lives nearby, and as a non-working mother, the pantry helped her make sure her three children were fed. When New York City began to lock down in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Milady saw food prices at local markets increase. With her young children now at home and no longer receiving meals at school, the BronxWorks Food Pantry has become more crucial for putting food on the table every day. “It helps a lot because you do get a lot from here and as much as you get from here that’s less money you have to think about getting for the supermarket,” she says. Milady values the BronxWorks Food Pantry because of its location and proximity to her home. Her children continue to attend school virtually at home. Milady and her family enjoy spending their time together.

It helps a lot because you do get a lot from here.”

Community Impact

In 2019 alone, we enrolled 4,320 people without insurance into a health plan.