Home Programs and Services Income Maintenance Division
Programs and Services

Child Support Enforcement Unit
Provides services for the establishment, enforcement and collection of financial support and medical insurance coverage for the support of children by their parents.  Services may include: location of absent parents, paternity establishment, court ordered support establishment, and collection and enforcement activities.


Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
HEAP is a federally funded program for income-eligible households.  HEAP provides financial assistance for heating costs and heating equipment repair or replacement.  The local Department of Social Services has primary responsibility for administration over the HEAP program each year.


Health Insurance program that helps many people who can't afford medical care pay for some or all of their medical bills.  Medicaid is funded by Federal, State and Local dollars and is administered on the state level by the NYS Department of Health.


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP (a/k/a: Food Stamps) is a Federal nutrition assistance program designed to supplement a household's food budget. The amount of SNAP benefits received is based upon factors such as household size, income, assets, shelter costs, etc. Eligible households access benefits through an electronic benefit transfer system ( EBT) by using a benefit card and PIN at participating food retailers.


Temporary Assistance
Provides temporary financial assistance to eligible families and individuals.  Administered on the state level by the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.

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Chenango County

Department of Social Services
County Office Building
5 Court Street
Norwich, NY 13815

Office Hours: 8:30AM - 5:00PM (Monday thru Friday)
Phone: 607.337.1500
Toll Free: 877.337.1501
Fax: 607.337.1525