With the NYS PAUSE extended, families may find they need to access additional ways to help their families.
You may now be underemployed (less hours) or without hours, including self employment. Information on how to apply for Unemployment benefits is listed at Unemployment Insurance - New York State Department of Labor.
Your health insurance has changed or with less hours you may qualify for a different health plan. Madison County Fidelis Health Benefit reps Sarah Sipley- 315-807-7475 and Julie Byrne 315-559-0677 are available to help you through the process.
Your income has changed. You may qualify for more SNAP benefits. Contact Clarisssa Fisher, NOEP Coordinator for Madison County and they can assist you with the process. 315-794-0585
Walmart is one of the food stores that is part of the pilot program where they can accept your SNAP benefits for online ordering of your food. Order for pick-up and avoid shopping in the store.
There continues to be a 90-day hold on all evictions (Stay in your home). Have a conversation with your Landlord and pay what you can during this time.
You may qualify for free cellular service through Federal Lifeline Assistance, Assurance Wireless: Enrollment is available to individuals who qualify. Please access this Link to the program: https://www.assurancewireless.com/
Catholic Charities is continuing to provide Emergency Community Assistance and Counseling Services. If you are seeking services in Madison County, please contact Pam at our Oneida office 315-363-5274 ext 2421.
Though the the Gorman Foundation is closed, the Mary Rose Clinic is still open for tele-medicine. 315-280-0855 and leave a message with your name, date of Birth, phone number and your health concern. Let them know if you have been there in the past or are a new patient and they will get back to you