In addition to town welfare, people and families with low incomes may get help from:
- Financial Aid to Needy Families (FANF, formerly called TANF),
- food stamps (EBT) also known as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP),
- Aid to the Permanently and Totally Disabled (APTD); Aid to the Needy Blind (ANB) or Old Age Assistance (OAA),
- fuel assistance, and/or
- WIC (Women, Infants & Children).
See the NH Department of Health & Human Services to apply for these and other types of benefits.
The Social Security Administration has two main programs that may help with cash or health care coverage:
- Old Age, Survivors’ & Disability Insurance (OASDI) – for retired or disabled workers, their dependents and survivors - based on work history, or
- Supplementary Security Income (SSI) for the elderly, blind or disabled who don’t have sufficient work history to qualify for OASDI – based on income.
See the Social Security Administration for information about applying.
The Benefits Check Up tool can help find benefit programs you may qualify for. It works for people of all ages. By clicking on this link, you are leaving the NHLegal Aid website. We are not responsible for the content of the page you are going to.
March 2018/updated March 2020