In New York, if you're on one of the following programs, you automatically qualify and all you need to do is visit the website and apply online.
- Family Assistance
- Food Stamps
- Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
- Safety Net Assistance
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Veteran's Disability Pension
- Veteran's Surviving Spouse Pension
You can also qualify if your total household income is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG). Check the website for the exact number.