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Resources: Public Benefits

Click the links to the left (or "table of contents" above on mobile) to view resources by type.


If you are not receiving public benefits, you can find information below about who is eligible and how to apply below.

Recertifications for TANF, POWER, GAC and SNAP are on hold through March 2022. You can find information about recertification requirements during the pandemic here.

Medicaid: Find information about applications and renewals here.

Alliance health insurance: Find information about recertification dates here.

DHS Service Centers are open for in-person services - information and hours here.

You can still apply online for benefits at You can also apply or recertify on the DC Access Mobile App (more information here).


If you receive the Grandparent or Close Relative Caregiver Program subsidy, recertifications have restarted virtually.


STAY DC Benefits for Rental and Utility Assistance - apply here. (Applications closed October 27, 2021).


  • Office of Admistrative Hearings Legal Assistance Network (OLAN) (202-628-1161). (Help with DC Medical Assistance, EPD Waiver and Personal Care Aide, Interim Disability Assistance, SNAP, and TANF cases). Hotline open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:00am until 3:00 pm.
  • Bread for the City (202-386-7616) (website)
  • Catholic Charities Legal Network (202-350-4305) (website)
  • DC KinCare Alliance (Non-parent caregivers of children only) (202-505-5803) (website)
  • Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia (202-628-1161) (website)
  • Legal Counsel for the Elderly (60+ only) (202-434-2120) (website)
  • Neighborhood Legal Services Program (202-832-6577 (website)
  • Whitman-Walker Health Legal Services (202-939-7630) (website)
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