"Second Time Around-Grandparents Rasing Grandchildren"
by Ann Nieuwrehuis, M.A.
- Aid to Dependent Children - This program provides cash assistance to low-income families with minor children. ADC income is used to pay for family living expenses like rent, utilities, food, clothing, and other necessities. ADC is ofternt he olny source of cash assistance for a family.
- Child Care Subsidy - The Nebraska Deparntment of Health and Human Services provides financial assistance with child care expenses.
- Child Support - Child support is an ordered monetary amount to be paid by a noncustodial parent for the financial welfare of his/her children. Usually, the parent who pays child support is ordered to pay it once a month.
- Emergency Cash Assistance Program - provids money and/or services for needy children and other members of the household to meet needs that have been caused by an emergency situation.The program provides a means to deal with financial situations that are threatening the health or well being of an eligible child and family.
- Energy Assistance - is available to help those with limited incomes offset the cost of heating and cooling their homes. The program will partially pay the cost of your electricity, fuel oil, gas, coal, wood, kerosene, propane, or other fuel source.
- Food Stamps - Kinship care families may also be elgible for food stamps to help meet their children's food and nutrition needs. The federal Food Stamp Program helps low-income people buy food. It's not necessary to be receiving other public assistance in order to be eligible, but people don't receive food stamps automatically, they must apply and be found eligible.
- Food Stamps Pre-Screening Eligibility Tool - Find out if you meet the eligibility requirements to receive Food Stamps.
- Homeless Assistance Program - The purpose of the Nebraska Homeless Assistance Program (NHAP) is to provide an overall "Continuum of Care" approach to address the needs of people who are homeless and near homeless in Nebraska, by: assisting in the alleviation of homelessness, providing temporary and/or permanent shelters for persons who are homeless, addressing the needs of the migrant farm workers, encouraging the development of projects that link housing assistance programs with efforts to promote self-sufficiency.
- Refugee Resettlement Program - The mission of the Office of Refugee Resettlement is to help regugees establish a new life that is founded on the dignity of economic self-support and encompasses full participation in opportunities which Americans enjoy.
- Supplemental Security - Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal cash benefit program designed to guarantee a minimum monthly income to persons who are either 65 or older, blind, or disabled and who have limited incomes.
- Lifespan Respite Subsidy - Respite means the provision of short-term relief to primary caregivers who provide care on a continuous basis to an individual with special needs. Special needs may include developmental and physical disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, chronic illnesses, Alzheimer’s disease and related health concerns, medically fragile, and those with special needs who are at risk of abuse and neglect.
Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST) - is a tool that you can use to find out if you might be eligible for benefits from any of the programs Social Security administers and other benefits programs. The tool screens for eligibility for Medicare, Social Security Disability, Social Security Retirement, Social Security Survivors, Special Veterans and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.