Single Stop staff use a web-based technology known as the Benefits Enrollment Network (BEN) which generates potential federal benefits a student may qualify for. Once we are able to generate the benefits, our staff can then assist students in the procedure for applying. This service is free for Queensborough Community College students and their immediate family members. Schedule an appointment or walk-in, we're here to help.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - SNAP
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides food support to qualifying New Yorkers including working families, the elderly and the disabled to increase their ability to purchase food. To receive SNAP benefits, a household must qualify under eligibility rules set by the federal government. Visit us to see if you are eligible.
Health Insurance - Affordable Care Act - ACA
New York State of Health, the Official Health Plan Marketplace, is a new way for people to shop compare and enroll in health coverage. It is also the only place to get a new kind of financial assistance provided by the federal government to lower the cost of your health insurance. Single stop is now collaborating with the marketplace to enroll students with free or low cost health insurance. Your health is important to us.
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families - TANF
Eligible families may receive up to 60 months of federally funded cash assistance under the Temporary Aid to Needy Families Program (TANF). Single individuals without children may receive benefits under the New York State Safety Net Program (SNP). If you’re eligible you may qualify for additional benefits.
Home Energy Assistance Program - HEAP
HEAP helps homeowners and renters pay bills for heating fuel, equipment and repairs.
HEAP is a federally funded program that assists eligible households with grants to pay regular and emergency energy heating costs. The benefit does not have to be paid back. As the Local Department of Social Services (LDSS), HRA/DSS administers the program in New York City.
Childcare Assistance - CCP
There are many types of child care programs in New York State. Quality programs provide care in a warm, safe and friendly setting. Quality programs provide activities that help children learn and develop. No one type of program is necessarily better than any other type of program. You are the best judge of which program will meet your needs and your child's needs.
NYCHA Public Housing
The New York Housing Authority (NYCHA) provides decent and affordable housing for low and moderate income residents throughout the five boroughs. If you are interested in hearing more about housing stop in and inquire today.
WIC Program - Women, Infants, Children
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. (WIC) provides nutritious foods including low-fat or fat-free milk, whole grains, vegetables and fruits, breastfeeding support or formula to low- income pregnant or breastfeeding women, infants and children up to age five.
WIC has been shown to improve the health of pregnant women, new mothers and their infants and children. The foods provided through WIC are a good source of essential nutrients that are often missing from the diets of women and young children. WIC participants have longer healthier pregnancies.