Aid to Dependent Children (ADC)
The Nebraska Aid to Dependent Children, also known as ADC or Cash Assistance is jointly funded with state and federal money. The program aims to keep the dependent, minor children in their own homes by helping parents provide their basic necessities such as food, shelter, health care, etc. This is done by assisting parents to get employment or acquire skills required for certain jobs until they are able to live self-sufficiently and independently.
Food Stamps (SNAP)
The Nebraska Food Assistance (SNAP) program, is a federal government sponsored program that helps low-income households and families in the state of Nebraska to purchase nutritional foods. This program has helped eradicate hunger and promote proper nutrition within the state. Low income families and households in the state of Nebraska can apply for this program, and if found eligible may start enjoying the benefits of the program through an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, which is pre-loaded with the benefits and can be presented to selected stores and Grocery shops in the state of Nebraska.
Nebraska Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is designed to provide financial aid to help low-income households pay their utility bills and fuel costs. the program is available to all eligible residents as long as their household income is below income limits.
The Nebraska Medical Assistance Program (Nebraska Medicaid) is a joint project of the state and the Federal government that provides medical assistance for eligible individuals and members of their households. Once a person qualifies for Medicaid, he/she will receive an ID card that he/she must carry at all times in order to avail of a wide variety of medical services from authorized health providers. Screening and diagnostic services, prescribed medications, nursing home services, psychological and substance abuse treatment are among the services offered by the said program.
Nebraska Kids Connection (SCHIP)
Nebraska Kids Connection provides health insurance for kids through Medicaid. The children who fail to qualify for Medicaid or have no other health insurance can avail health and medical services through Nebraska Kids Connection. The program requires children to be living in the state of Nebraska in order to receive the benefits.
Nebraska Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits provide financial assistance for workers who have lost their job due to no fault of their own. These benefits are temporary in nature and provide only a portion of original wages that the workers was receiving before separating from employment. The exact amount of benefits one may qualify to receive depends on previous wages and will be determined only when you file a UI claim. You can file your claim online which makes it really easy for everyone. It only takes a few minutes to file a UI claim using an online system provided by Nebraska Department of Labor.
The Nebraska Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is a federally funded program that helps low-income families in the state of Nebraska to implement energy efficiency measures in their homes. By doing this the Nebraska Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is able to help these low-income households reduce their energy related utility bills. The program gives priority points for the elderly, disabled, and households with children.
The Nebraska Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for women , infants and children, commonly known as the "Nebraska WIC" program is a state and federal government program that provides supplemental foods, nutrition education, and healthcare referrals to low income pregnant, breast feeding and postpartum women , infants , and children. In order to be eligible for the program an applicant must be examined by a medical professional and established to be at nutritional risk.