HOW TO

DEFENDERS' HOME

WELCOME TO THE HARVARD DEFENDERS' 
PUBLIC BENEFIT SCREENING SITE

STUDENT ATTORNEYS: DOWNLOAD THIS FORM TO SCREEN YOUR CLIENTS FOR BENEFITS. 

IF YOU AND YOUR HOUSEHOLD ARE FINANCIALLY ELIGIBLE FOR DEFENDERS' SERVICES, YOU SHOULD ALSO BE ELIGIBLE* FOR: 
and, if you are pregnant or have a child under 5, WIC

DEPENDING ON YOUR INCOME AND WHO LIVES IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD, YOU MAY ALSO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CASH ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS (TAFDC OR EAEDC).

USE THE LINKS ON THE NAVIGATION BAR TO YOUR LEFT TO REVIEW THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR EACH PROGRAM. THIS SITE IS ONLY INTENDED TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF WHICH PROGRAMS YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR, IT IS NOT A FINAL DETERMINATION OR A GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL RECEIVE THESE BENEFITS. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ON EACH PAGE TO APPLY FOR THE PROGRAM.

    *IF YOU ARE NOT A US CITIZEN, CONSULT THE IMMIGRATION STATUS CHART TO DETERMINE WHICH PROGRAMS YOUR ARE ELIGIBLE FOR. EVEN IF YOU ARE INELIGIBLE, YOU CAN STILL APPLY FOR BENEFITS ON BEHALF OF YOUR CHILDREN. CASEWORKERS WILL NOT REPORT YOUR IMMIGRATION STATUS.