Delaware Benefits

Food Stamps

Food Stamps, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), assists needy families in Delaware and helps them to buy necessary food. The program, also known as Food Stamps, distributes these benefits through an Electronic Benefit Card (EBT), issued to every beneficiary household.

Healthy Children Program (DHCP)

The Delaware Healthy Children Program or DHCP provides low-cost insurance to eligible children. It aims to help uninsured children get medical benefits like the ones provided by most private insurance companies.

The DHCP is meant for children under age 19 who are in families with an income of no more than 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). The program gives medical assistance to those who are qualified such as doctors' services, hospital services, laboratory, prescription drugs, substance abuse services, mental health, dental services, and x-ray.


The Delaware Energy Assistance Program (DEAP) distributes LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) funds to the low-income families in the state of Delaware. The program operates through Division of State Service Centers (DSSC) who distributes funds through Catholic Charities, Inc.


The Delaware Medicaid program helps low-income individuals and families by providing medical assistance. It pays for various medical services such as hospital care, doctor visits, transportation, and prescription drugs.

Medicaid is administered in the state of Delaware by the Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance or DMMA; it pays for the medical bills using federal and state tax money.


In Delaware, residents who meet the eligibility criteria can claim Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. The program provides financial support to individuals who are unable to work due to a disability.


TANF in Delaware is an important resource for families with children requiring financial assistance. It offers monthly cash payments to families with limited income. The program is designed to help these families manage their daily expenses, with a focus on creating opportunities for a better and more stable financial future.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

Delaware's TEFAP offers emergency food support to those facing economic hardship. By working with local agencies and food banks, the program distributes nutritious food to individuals and families in need. This initiative is important when it comes to combating hunger and promoting food security in Delaware.


Unemployment benefits provide financial assistance to Delaware workers who have lost their jobs and are actively seeking new employment. These benefits help cover basic living expenses like rent, groceries, and utilities while the individual looks for a new job. The goal of the program is to provide temporary financial relief and help people stay afloat until they can find new work. To qualify for unemployment benefits in Delaware, you must have lost your job through no fault of your own.

Veterans Disability

In Delaware, Veterans Disability benefits are extended to veterans who have been injured or developed a medical condition during their active military duty. The program is one of the many benefits designed to honor their service and sacrifice. In addition to disability benefits, Delaware veterans are entitled to education and training programs, Dependents and Survivor Benefits, VA Burial Benefits, and much more.


Delaware Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is funded by U.S Department of energy (DOE). The program assists households so that they can reduce their energy costs by making their home energy-efficient.


Delaware WIC program is for women, infants and children, living in Delaware but unable to afford nutrition food or education. Delaware WIC program helps low-income families at nutritional risk eat healthy food while learning about nutritional habits at the same time.