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About Single Stop
Welcome to Single Stop, your one stop resource for help. Here you will find information about Single Stop, the services and benefits that are offered and tools that will help students succeed at Queensborough Community College.
Library Building, 4th Floor, Room: L-432A
Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
What is Single Stop?
Single Stop USA is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to moving people towards economic mobility. Single Stop works to achieve this by facilitating coordinated access to benefits and supportive services including, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) formerly known as food stamps, health insurance, tax credits, financial counseling, and legal services. Individually, this acts as a band-aid but it is not sufficient. Applied in combination, they can begin to heal the underlying causes of intergenerational poverty, help low-income families work their way to self-sufficiency, and build stable environments. Accessing supports comprehensively can promote family stability, increase job security, boost income, provide a cushion in times of crisis, and help students to stay in school.Learn more
Nausheen Fathima: Single Stop helped me on my road to Graduation and success.
Through a series of questions, Single Stop Coordinators determine which NYC/State/Federal benefits a student and/or their family members are eligible to receive. Once determined, they will assist with the application process. You do not have to apply at your local Social Services for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) formally known as food stamps. If you qualify, we can submit the application in the office. For those already receiving benefits, we can help you manage your case (recertify, submit documents) and advocate on your behalf if you experience difficulties. We want to make the process easy and accessible. Inquire within.
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 theTemporary Assistance for Needy Families(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. As the cold weather arrives, come in today and ask how you can stay warm this winter with HEAP.
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. Stop in our office today and ask about the different childcare options that may be available to you.
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.Stop by our office and ask how to apply for WIC.
Are you worried about managing your day to day bills? Problems with Credit Cards? Do you know your Credit Score(s)? The Financial Counselor can help answer these questions and much more. Our goal is to work with students and/or their family members to access banking and financial products, build their credit score, and assist with long term financial planning. Make an appointment to meet with a Financial Coach for the following:
- Build and understand credit
- Obtain tips and strategies to establish and repair your credit
- Create a budget plan to save for the future
- Learn how to avoid fraud and identity theft and more!
Availability is on Wednesday by appointments
Single Stop will help you file your taxes for free! Why pay hundreds of dollars for a simple tax return. During tax season(January – April) Certified Tax professionals are on site to prepare students and their family members with their tax return. Electronic filing (E-filing) is available.
Off-Season Tax Sites:
From April 19th, 2016 – September 30th, 2016:
Food Bank NYC in Jackson Heights
35-59 82nd Street, 11372
Monday through Friday from 10:00 to 3:30
(Languages: English and Spanish)
***NO appointment required***
From January 5th, 2016 to December 30th, 2016
Urban Upbound in Long Island City
12-15 40th Ave, 11101
Located at the East River Development Association
(Languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin, and Cantonese)
REMEMBER TO BRING:
- Photo ID and Social Security cards for everyone to be listed on return including the person filing
- Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN) for International Students
- W-2 forms for each job you held in 2015
- If self-employed (paid in cash or personal checks), you must know total earnings made for the year
- Any other tax-related documentation you have received (i.e. 1099)
- Form 1098T (tuition paid out of pocket)
- If married and filing jointly, spouse must be present
- If claiming childcare expenses, amount paid & childcare agency’s ID, or name & Social Security number of childcare provider
- No itemized deduction, ONLY standard deduction
- If you prefer direct deposit, routing and account number needed
- New: If you purchased health insurance through the marketplace, bring from 1095-A and dependents’ proof of income (if applicable)
FREE Legal Services
Single Stop also offers free legal advice. If you or your immediate family is in need of legal Assistance, please contact single stop and ask to meet with our attorney at no charge.
Availability is on Thursday by appointment only:
- Bankruptcy Filling
- Family Law
- Consumer Law
- Debt Collection
- Loan Modification
- Benefits Eligibility
- Foreclosure Defenses
NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) - click here
NYC Current Housing lotteries - click here
Health Information Tool for Empowerment (HITE) - click here
Human Resources Administration: Department of Social Services - click here
New York City Housing Authority - click here
NYC.gov - http://www1.nyc.gov/
NYC Administration for Children's Services: Child Care and Head Start - click here
- Food Bank for NYC Food Pantry Locator - click here
Robin Hood - click here
September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) - click here
Single Stop USA - click here
World Trade Center Health Effects - click here