Help with Public Benefits & Health Insurance
CASH partners with EarnBenefits/Seedco to provide a free program that helps you apply for public benefits. Benefits include housing, utilities, energy assistance, health, nutrition, tax credits, and more. Click here to fill out a intake form and CASH staff will contact you within 3-5 business days after getting your form.
The Federal Communications Commission launched the Broadband Benefit Program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and provides funds for a laptop, desktop computer or tablet. For more information, click here.
Maryland's Department of Human Services has new fact sheets, in English and Spanish on COVID 19 FAQ for clients who are seeking benefits or renewing them. Please note that if your certification period ends in March or is due in April or May, you do not need to do anything. The revised recertification periods have been extended:
SNAP: Certification period-extended 6 month
TCA: Certification period-extended 6 months
TDAP: Certification period-extended 6 months
The Maryland Health Benefit Exchange has reopened the coronavirus emergency special enrollment period which will remain open until Dec. 15. Visit MD Health Connection for more information.