Things you should know about Food, Welfare & Community Help:
To eligible New Hampshire residents, DFA provides financial, medical and food & nutritional assistance, help with childcare costs, and emergency help for families to obtain and keep safe housing.Homelessness does not exclude you from eligibility.You don't have to have a mailing address to be eligible for benefits.Individuals must live in New Hampshire to be eligible for benefits. They need not have lived-or intend to live-here for any length of time.Face to face interviews are required for most programs, but phone interviews are allowed for some programs.All DFA programs and services are based on your income. Some DFA programs may also look at the cash value of things that you own, or your "resources" when figuring out if you qualify.Applications cannot be fully processed without required documentation. Applicants should bring their verification documents with them to the District Office when they apply. The most common documents are proof of your income, resources, identity, and residence.If you cannot keep a scheduled appointment, let the office know right away.If you do not have a mailing address try to stay in contact with the office on a regular basis.Call Client Services at 1-800-852-3345 x4238 if you have questions about our programs or the application process.