DHS coming to Westerly to meet with applicants for state assistance

DHS coming to Westerly to meet with applicants for state assistance

WESTERLY — Residents interested in applying for programs to help with the cost of meals, child care and health care will have an opportunity Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Westerly Education Center.

The center, at 23 Friendship St.,  will host representatives from the state Department of Human Services, who will be available to help residents sign up for programs available to low-income households. Appointments are not required.

The programs include Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP, or food stamps; cash assistance through Rhode Island Works; the Child Care Assistance Program;  Medicaid; state supplemental payments, and Medicare premium payments.

Residents should bring proof of citizenship or immigration information, Social Security numbers; health insurance information; and income and tax information such as tax returns, pay stubs, W-2 and 1099 forms, and proof of unemployment benefits.

“The nearest DHS office is in Wakefield, so we are thrilled that their office agreed to visit Westerly to help any resident who needs a consult and who has transportation issues,” said Amy Grzybowski, executive director of the Education Center. “We encourage everyone who needs a DHS consult to take advantage of this opportunity to meet with them face-to-face.”

Staff report


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