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Parents  >  Money Issues  >  Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance

Many families can’t afford to pay the full cost of child care. There are county and state programs that can help eligible families pay these costs. Child Care Council of Suffolk can help you to find more information about income-eligible programs.

 

If you are a teen parent, call the Child Care Council or your guidance counselor. You may be able to receive help paying for child care, as well as other services.


Suffolk County Subsidized Child Care

The Suffolk County Department of Social Services helps eligible parents pay all or part of their child care costs. To figure out if you qualify, look at the row below that matches your family size. Income Level means the total amount of money you make each year before taxes are taken out. Your family must earn below this amount in order to get these benefits. You must also include any unearned income such as child support, SSI, social security benefits, etc.

 
As of July 1, 2014 the eligibility guidelines were raised. There may be money available to help you pay your child care costs. Below is a chart with income guidelines. You must earn below the amount listed for your family size in order to receive assistance. Call 631-854-3349 or 631-854-9407 for more information and an application.
 
  Family Size            Income Level
  • 2......................$25,955
  • 3......................$32,654
  • 4......................$39,353
  • 5......................$46,052
  • 6......................$52,751
  • 7......................$59,450
  • 8......................$66,149

For more information go to the Child Care Subsidies and the Resources for Working Families pages of the New York State website. You can also see if you are eligible for any other services by going to the My Benefits page. 

 

 

 

The Suffolk County Department of Social Services may be able to help you pay all or part of your child care costs