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Important information and assistance

Reach First

Part of the Reach Up family of programs, Reach First can help your family get through a temporary, short-term financial crisis and avoid the need for longer-term assistance.

Who Is Eligible

You may be eligible for if you:

  • Are filing a new application
  • Meet the eligibility requirements for Reach Up
  • Will likely not need help in 4 months or less.

If Your Application Is Approved

You'll get case management, financial help, and support services.

How to apply

  1. Apply one of the following ways:
    ONLINE: Use our online application.
    BY MAIL: Call 1-800-479-6151 to request a paper application.
    IN PERSON: Apply in person at your local district office.
  2. Check the Reach Up box on the application. When you speak to a worker, mention that you'd like to participate in Reach First.
  3. Participate in an interview by phone or in person.

Additional Benefits

If you get Reach First, you may also be eligible for:

Where To Learn More