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Benefits Screening Program

Personalized Assistance with Benefits

Contact: Angelica Diaz adiaz@sachr.org Ext. 111

We are proud to announce a new collaboration project with SEEDCO and Acacia Network. Since September 1, 2018, SACHR has been providing benefits screening for our participants. EarnBenefits® is a groundbreaking benefits access program. It combines cutting-edge technology with effective case management services to help connect people to the support they need in their communities.

Since 2005, EarnBenefits has connected more than 214,000 low-income households to benefits and income supports worth more than $287 million. Often people don’t know that they are eligible or they might think they are not eligible, i.e. because they were convicted for a felony.  New York State has decided that everyone – including felons – can apply for benefits.  We hope that you will come and meet our team of benefit specialists and get the benefits that you, your partner and children are entitled to.

What To Expect

Our team of benefit specialists will be providing the benefit screening at our central office on 886 Westchester Avenue in the Bronx, in our mobile unit during street outreach, and at local community-based organizations and health centers. Participants will be screened for up to twenty benefits in New York State. When eligible, our benefit specialists will also help you apply for those benefits. Since the EarnBenefits® database is not connected to any government database, undocumented persons can be screened without risk of exposing their immigration status to the authorities. Your privacy is always protected.