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Westchester County Department of Social Services

Emergency Assistance

Emergency Assistance to Adults (EAA)

EAA benefits are available to only Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who face emergency situations that endanger their health, safety or welfare. Emergency benefits include financial help to prevent evictions and homelessness, emergency housing and payment for utilities and moving expenses.

Emergency Assistance to Families (EAF)

EAF is a federal program for people dealing with crises and emergency situations beyond their control. Such situations include eviction, homelessness, heating fuel, utility disconnects, domestic violence and child care needs. To be eligible for EAF, either as part of an ongoing temporary assistance case or for one-time only assistance, certain criteria must be met:

* A child is without immediately accessible resources to meet his needs.

* The family must have a child under age 18 or a child under age 19 who regularly attends secondary school.

* The child receiving EAF must be living with an eligible relative.

* A woman who has been medically verified as pregnant, but has no other children, may receive EAF if she is otherwise eligible for public assistance.





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