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									Programs                                                                       Additional Program Requirements and                        Application Instructions
                                                                               Information
                                   Basic Food Program – DSHS program                  Someone in the household must be a U.S.            Apply using www.ParentHelp123. org OR
                                   provides extra money to purchase food               citizen, legal resident for 5 years or more,       Apply using paper Application for Benefits
                                                                                       refugee, victim of human trafficking, or have      -Provide proof of income, living expenses, utilities,
NUTRITION
                                                                                       political asylum                                   copy of social security card to DSHS
                                                                                                                                          -Processing time is from 5 to 30 working days
                                                                                                                                          *For help with difficult situations call the Family
                                                                                                                                          Health Hotline 1-800-322-2588
                                   WIC Nutrition Program – Department of              Pregnant women, children under age 5               Use the WIC search to locate client’s local office on
                                   Health program                                     Available regardless of immigration status         www.ParentHelp123.org OR WIC Information sheet
                                                                                      Clients enrolled in Medicaid are automatically     *For help with difficult situations call the Family
                                                                                       eligible                                           Health Hotline 1-800-322-2588
                                   Energy Assistance (LIHEAP and ELIA)                LIHEAP: runs November through June. Bill           -LIHEAP: complete LIHEAP appointment form for
                                                                                       does not have to be past due. Subsidized           client THEN call 1-800-348-7144 to set up in-office
                                                                                       housing residents are eligible.                    interview
                                                                                      ELIA: for past due Seattle City Lights bills.
                                                                                       Must have applied for LIHEAP first. Client         -ELIA: call 206-684-3688 to request a paper
UTILITY ASSISTANCE




                                                                                       may have to pay ½ of the past due balance          application mailed directly to client
                                                                                       AND will be required to make payment
                                                                                       arrangements. Cannot help clients who have
                                                                                       already have been shut off.
                                   50% City Light/SPU Discount                        Not eligible if living in subsidized housing       -Provide completed applications (with
                                                                                      One form for senior/ disabled applicants and       documentation if available) to Site Manager, who
                                                                                       another for low-income applicants                  will mail to PeoplePoint
                                                                                                                                          -Client will only receive confirmation letter if
                                                                                                                                          additional information is needed or if application is
                                                                                                                                          rejected; otherwise discount applied to next bill
                                   Project SHARE                                      For past due Seattle City Light bills. Must        Fill out Project Share referral form, Site Manager will
                                                                                       have applied for LIHEAP and ELIA first, if         mail to PeoplePoint
                                                                                       eligible.
                                   Water Assistance (Seattle Public                   Past due water bill                                Call Seattle Public Utilities Emergency Assistance
                                   Utilities)                                         Must have received shut-off notice                 Program at 206-684-5800 x1
                                                                                      SPU may pay up to ½ of past due balance
                                   Free or Low-Cost Preschool (Head                   For 3 or 4 year olds                               In Seattle call Seattle Child Care Assistance at 206-
                                   Start, ECEAP or Seattle Step Ahead)                Must live in Seattle for Step Ahead                386-1050
                                                                                      Must live or work in Seattle for ECEAP             In King County excluding Seattle call Child Care
CHILD CARE




                                                                                                                                          Resources at 206-329-5544
                                   Working Connections Childcare -                    Children must meet citizenship requirements        Refer client to their local CSO’s phone number
                                   DSHS program, client pays a monthly co-            Childcare provider must meet DSHS
                                   pay based on income and family size                 requirements
                                                                                      Work requirement
                                   City of Seattl e Childcare Assistance              Work requirement                                   To place client on wait list, complete screening form
                                   Program                                            No citizenship or residency needed                 and provide to Site Manager, who will mail to
                                                                                                                                          PeoplePoint
                                   Free and Low Cost Children’s                       Under age 19                                       Apply using www.ParentHelp123. org OR
                                   Insurance – DSHS Program includes: full            Available regardless of immigration status         Apply using paper Application for Benefits
                                   medical, dental and vision coverage                Free can be a secondary insurance, low cost        -Provide proof of income
                                                                                       CANNOT be a secondary insurance, refer             -Processing time is 45 working days
                                                                                       families who currently have private coverage
                                                                                       to WithinReach’s hotline 1-800-322-2588
                                                                                      Count unborn child(ren) in household size
                                                                                      Deduct $90 per working parent, child care
HEALTH INSURANCE AND HEALTH CARE




                                                                                       expenses, child support paid out of the home       *For help with difficult situations call the Family
                                                                                                                                          Health Hotline 1-800-322-2588

                                   Pregnancy Insurance – DSHS program                 Available to all regardless of immigration         Apply using www.ParentHelp123. org OR
                                   includes: full medical, dental and vision           status                                             Apply using paper Application for Benefits
                                   coverage for pregnancy and two months              Can be a secondary insurance                       -Provide proof of income, proof of pregnancy
                                   post partum                                        Count unborn child(ren) in household size          -Processing time is 15 working days
                                                                                      Only pregnant woman’s income and spouse’s
                                                                                       income is counted (not parents or unwed
                                                                                       partner)
                                                                                      Deduct $90 per working parent, child care
                                                                                       expenses, child support paid out of the home       *For help with difficult situations call the Family
                                                                                                                                          Health Hotline 1-800-322-2588
                                   Basic Health Insurance – A program of              Available regardless of immigration status         Add client’s name and address to the Basic OR
                                   the Health Care Authority, low cost                Client pays a monthly premium based on age,        Apply using paper Application for Benefits
                                   medical insurance (does not include any             income and family size                             Health wait list using www.ParentHelp123.org
                                   dental or vision coverage)                         Currently has a substantial waiting list
                                                                                                                                          -Contact Basic Health directly with questions 1-800-
                                                                                                                                          660-9840
                                   Take Charge - DSHS program includes:               Must be U.S. citizen or legal resident for 5       Client must apply at a clinic that participates in Take
                                   one year of birth control and an annual             years or more                                      Charge, give client WithinReach’s Family Planning
                                   exam (can also cover a vasectomy or                Cannot have health insurance that covers           Hotline 1-800-770-4334 to find a Take Change
                                   tubal ligation)                                     any portion of annual exam or family planning      provider
                                                                                       services
                                                                                      Deduct $90 per working parent, child care
                                                                                       expenses, child support paid out of the home

                                   Family Medical or Alien Emergency                  This is an extremely complex program for           If a client is interested, apply using
                                   Medical                                             which DSHS should screen                           www.ParentHelp123.org OR using paper
                                                                                                                                          Application for Benefits
Seattle Jobs Initiative – free job training                                           Must be 18 or older and live within Seattle city   Refer clients to a participating community agency in
                                                                                       limits                                             their area using www.ParentHelp123.org OR SJI
                                                                                      Please see site coordinator for eligibility        Information Sheet
Bank on Seattle- free or low fee bank accounts                                                                                            Call 2-1-1 or visit EveryoneIsWelcome.org to find
                                                                                                                                          participating bank near client
                                    Bridge to Basics Eligibility Tool
-Determine eligibility based on the income guidelines listed below (note: some programs allow deductions or may
count household size differently)
-Programs may have additional eligibility requirements; use the reverse side to complete the eligibility screening
and for directions to apply
  % Federal Poverty      125% FPL          185% FPL      200% FPL      70% SMI            250% FPL         300% FPL
  Level (FPL), State
  Median Income (SMI)
  Household of 1          $1,128           $1,670         $1,805          $2,380           $2,257           $2,708
  Household of 2          $1,518           $2,247         $2,429          $3,112           $3,036           $3,643
  Household of 3          $1,908           $2,823         $3,052          $3,845           $3,815           $4,578
  Household of 4          $2,298           $3,400         $3,675          $4,577           $4,594           $5,513
  Household of 5          $2,688           $3,976         $4,299          $6,041           $5,373           $6,448
  Household of 6          $3,078           $4,553         $4,922          $6,179           $6,153           $7,383
  Household of 7          $3,468           $5,130         $5,545          $6,319           $6,932           $8,318
  Household of 8          $3,858           $5,706         $6,169          $6,453           $7,711           $9,253
  For each additional   $ 390            $ 577         $ 624           $ 137            $780            $ 935
  household
  member add

  Basic Food                    √                √             √
  Program
  WIC Nutrition                 √                √
  Program
  Energy Assistance             √
  (LIHEAP and
  ELIA)
  50% City                      √                √             √               √
  Light/SPU
  Discount
  Project SHARE                 √                √             √               √
  Water Assistance              √
  (Seattle Public
  Utilities)
  Free or Low-Cost              √                √             √               √               √                √
  Preschool (Head
  Start, ECEAP or
  Seattle Step
  Ahead)
  Working                       √                √             √
  Connections
  Childcare
  City of Seattle                                                              √               √                √
  Childcare
  Assistance
  Program
  Free or Low Cost              √                √             √               √               √                √
  Children’s
  Insurance
  Pregnancy                     √                √
  Insurance
  Basic Health                  √                √             √
  Insurance
  Take Charge                   √                √             √
  Program
  Family Medical or
  Alien Emergency
  Medical
  Seattle Jobs                  √                √             √
  Initiative

								
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