Temporary Assistance is temporary cash assistance provided on a monthly basis, or in the event of a sudden emergency, by a vendor payment. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps persons with limited income buy food.
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To apply for Temporary Assistance
Call the Center servicing your area for information on how to apply.
To apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Call the Center servicing your area for information on how to apply or apply online through the New York State My Benefits website.
For all other questions, call the center servicing your area for assistance.
To determine which Social Services Center serves a particular Zip Code, click on the Zip Code Search for Center
80 Middle Country Road
Coram, New York 11727
Telephone: (631) 854-2300
893 E. Main Street
Riverhead, New York 11901-2542
Telephone: (631) 852-3500
200 Wireless Boulevard
Hauppauge, New York 11788
Telephone: (631) 853-8714
|South West Center
2 South 2nd Street
Deer Park, New York 11729
Various Government and Community Agencies are providing outreach and services at the South West Center.
Click here for information on scheduled events.
Information for ACTIVE SNAP Cases
Please be advised that, effective February 1, 2012:
- We will be centralizing all active SNAP and Medicaid cases for SSI recipients to the Smithtown Center, located at:
200 Wireless Blvd.
Hauppauge, NY 11788
This should NOT cause a hardship for you since you are NOT required to appear at a DSS Center to receive SNAP benefits. You can conduct your business with this Department by mail and/or telephone, as described below.
- SNAP re-certification applications, required documentation, correspondence informing DSS of case changes, etc. must be mailed to:
Suffolk County Department of Social Services
PO Box 18100
Hauppauge, NY 11787
If you need to speak with someone about your SSI SNAP or SSI Medicaid case, call (631) 853-8926 or, (631) 853-8750 or, (631) 853-8861
If you need a replacement SNAP (EBT) Card, you can call the number above to request one and it will promptly be mailed to you. In an emergency, you can go to the Coram, Riverhead, Smithtown or South West Center to pick up a replacement card.
Please be assured that DSS will make every effort to continue serving our clients without interruption as we undergo this change.
Thank you for your cooperation and patience.
Suffolk Works Employment Program
The Suffolk Works Employment Program (SWEP) helps Temporary Assistance applicants and recipients obtain the skills they need to find employment. Once employed, families can receive help with childcare and other employment related expenses. If you want more information about SWEP or want to register for the program, please call the Compliance Unit at (631) 853-3664. If you have questions about childcare or other work-related expenses, call (631) 853-3666.
395 OSER AVENUE
Hauppauge, New York 11788
Compliance Unit: (631) 853-3664
Child Care Bureau, Intake: (631) 853-3666