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Commissioners Office
John H. Mulroy Civic Center
421 Montgomery St.
Syracuse NY, 13202

Temporary Assistance (TA)



  Onondaga County Temporary Assistance
John H. Mulroy Civic Center, 2nd floor

421 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Monday-Friday)
Phone: (315) 435-2700
Eligible What to Expect Programs

Temporary Assistance (TA) is the term used in New York State for public assistance(welfare) programs. Temporary Assistance (TA) offers temporary help for needy men, women and children while they work towards self-sufficiency. If you are unable to work, can't find a job, or your job does not pay enough to meet your basic living needs, TA may be able to help you with basic need expenses such as heat,rent,etc.

Please note: If you have applied for Temporary Assistance, you will be notified of the outcome by 30 days of the receipt of the application. Before that time, please do not contact our office regarding the application status, thank you.


USDA-FNS Non-Discrimination Statement

TA Fact Sheet:  ta%20fact%20sheet

TA Employment Services: ta%20employment



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How to apply
You can apply for any of the Temporary Assistance programs in Temporary Assistance Intake located on the 2nd floor of the Civic Center, 421 Montgomery Street.

How to Use Your Benefit Card to Get Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and/or Cash Benefits


Email Us Your Documents:

If you would like to email us documents, please read these instructions and send your documents to one of the email addresses below;

For families with children, federal and state laws have changed. Assistance is now temporary and time-limited. Cash assistance will only be available for up to 60 months in a lifetime. Any month or part of a month, since December 1996, in which cash benefits were received, counts toward your time limit.

If you are on assistance and are employed and your cash grant is minimal, you may want to request that your case be closed and save a full month of assistance to be used at a later date when need may be greater. If you need a child care subsidy this can be guaranteed in this situation.

 • Non-relative Care Givers Information

Renting to TA Clients
Information Booklet on Renting to TA Clients Post Inspection Form Shelter Verification Form
Landlord Tenant Security Agreement Pre-Inspection Form Social Services Law 143-B
Notice of Shelter Payment Status IRS W-9
Onondaga County Letter Head Sample Voucher


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