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Public Assistance

Applying for Welfare

Many people tend to feel embarrassed when they apply for social services; however, the system was set up with the intent of providing benefits to people in need. 2nd Life is designed to make this process a little easier. There are several different governmental programs such as Food Stamps, Medicaid, HUD homes programs and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). General Aid or Relief is also referred to as Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, or TANF, it's a cash assistance program that is usually directed towards single parents. This type of program is actually a fairly small portion of the entire welfare program. In order to take advantage of these programs you must meet the resource and income limitations. The Food Stamp and HUD programs receive federal funds, while the rest use both state and federal funds. Learn more

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HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; to meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; to utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; building inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination. Learn More

Medical Benefits

The Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) is organized into seven groups that are responsible for the various components of policy development and operations for Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the Basic Health Program (BHP). Medicaid provides health coverage to millions of Americans, including eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults and people with disabilities. Medicaid is administered by states, according to federal requirements. The program is funded jointly by states and the federal government. Learn More

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2nd Life is intended to help create a financial bridge through simplifying the application process for social services while looking for sustainable work. 2nd Life partners with American Job Centers also known as “One-Stop Centers” designed to provide a full range of assistance to job seekers under one roof. These centers offer training referrals, career counseling, job listings, and similar employment-related services. Learn more







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