To help vulnerable New Yorkers meet their essential needs and advance economically by providing opportunities for stable employment, housing, and nutrition.
The Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) supervises a wide range of programs that provide services and supports to low-income families and individuals.
OTDA administers these programs through local social services districts or community based organizations. OTDA manages numerous other programs directly through contracts and the provision of direct services.
Applications for the following programs are made to local social services districts, unless otherwise noted, who determine eligibility and work directly with client:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
- Temporary Assistance (TA)
- Child Support Services
- Fair Hearings (Applications are made directly to OTDA)
- SSI/Social Security Disability Determinations (Applications made through Social Security Administration, OTDA makes medical determinations for SSA for these cases.)