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  Nebraska Assistance

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Access Nebraska

Access Nebraska: The Department of Health and Human Services administers and manages eligibility for Medicaid and Economic Assistance programs through ACCESSNebraska. ACCESSNebraska is a convenient, online way to apply for the following Nebraska Medicaid and Economic Assistance programs: Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Aid to Dependent Children (ADC), Aid to Aged, Blind, Disabled (AABD) Payment, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), State Disability Program, Child Care Subsidy, Refugee Resettlement Program, and Social Services for the Aged and Disabled (SSAD)

Temporary Assistance for NeedyFamilies in Nebraska is called Aid to Dependent Children (ADC).

Temporary Assistance for NeedyFamilies in Nebraska is called Aid to Dependent Children (ADC). The program provides cash assistance to low-income families with minor children. ADC income is used to pay for family living expenses like rent, utilities, food, clothing, and other necessities. ADC is often the only source of cash assistance for a family.

The Nebraska Low Income EnergyAssistance Program (LIHEAP)

The Nebraska Low Income EnergyAssistance Program (LIHEAP) helps people with limited incomes offset the cost of heating and cooling their homes. The program will partially pay the cost of electricity, fuel oil, gas, coal, wood, kerosene, propane, or other fuel source.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children. The Nebraska WIC Program provides healthy food at no cost, breastfeeding support and nutrition information to about 38,000 people across the state each month.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps raise nutrition levels among low-income households. The federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program helps low-income people buy food.

Nebraska Medicaid Program

The Nebraska Medicaid Program pays for covered medical services for those persons who are unable to afford to pay for medically necessary services and who meet certain eligibility requirements. Nebraska Medicaid is funded jointly by the State and federal government. Nebraska Medicaid is available to certain low-income persons including persons who are aged, blind, disabled, children, and others who meet eligibility requirements.

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is part of Nebraska Medicaid and provides medical assistance to children age 18 and younger.
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