You can receive financial aid to buy food and basic necessities.

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program known as “wellfare” provides financial assistance to low-income families to pay for household expenses such as water, electricity, rent, food, child care, etc.

State TANF programs have different names and requirements, for example in New York State the program is called Temporary Assistance. Under this program there are two types of services: Family Assistance and Safety Net Assistance.

The program of Family Assistance Provides temporary help (up to 5 years old) to needy families with minor children. Furthermore, the program Security Network Assistance provides assistance to needy people without children and other family groups who are not eligible to receive Family Assistance.

The financial aid you can receive from these programs may vary depending on your needs and family composition. Usually, the maximum subsidy in Albany County is $ 367 a month for a single individual; or $ 698 a month for a family group of three people.

Generally, these types of programs help financially with the payment of household and utility bills, making payment directly to the owner or utility provider.

To find out if you are eligible for these types of programs you must contact the Temporary Assistance Program for your state and fill out an application.

If you don’t have a lot of money to buy food or basic necessities, you can use applications that provide discounts and specials so that you can use your money efficiently.

1. Checkout 51

The application Checkout 51 It offers a number of discounts and specials that you can use in stores like Walmart. To receive the discounts you just have to download the application on your mobile, choose the products you bought and scan the receipt in the application. Then Checkout 51 will indicate the amount of the refund you will get and when you accumulate more than $ 20 you will receive the money in your bank account. Checkout 51 is available in the AppStore and in Google Play.

2. Ibotta

Ibotta offers many discounts from stores such as Walmart, CVS Pharmacy, Dollar General, Sam’s Club, Jewel-Osco, Costco, Meijer, Walgreens, etc. If you use the application when shopping in these stores you can receive refunds in your Paypal or Venmo account. You will receive the refund after accumulating $ 20 in discounts. The application is available for iPhones Y Androids.