Tioga County Legislative Chairwoman Martha Sauerbrey has reported a self-service kiosk, offering applications for SNAP (Food Stamps), Public Assistance, Medicaid and HEAP, is available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the vestibule of the Health and Human Services Building, Route 38, Owego. There is also a drop-box outside the main entrance to leave applications and other required paperwork. Tioga County DSS is operational and applications are being processed.
If you need to speak to someone about applying for benefits, questions about your case or other assistance for you and your family during the COVID-19 crisis, you can call (607) 687-8300. The phone lines are open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and you will be forwarded to the appropriate DSS department.
For HEAP specific questions, calls (607) 687-8428. To apply online, or for additional information on programs available, go online to www.MyBenefits.ny.gov.