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  • SNAP UPDATE: May 2021 Benefits
    As previously reported in a news post on April 15, 2021, the federal government recently changed the extra, emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) payments that several SNAP recipients had been receiving since March of 2020. The extra payments have now changed unless you...
    CRANSTON, RI Similar to a grant given during the summer of 2020, the Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS) will give a one-time, $400 supplemental electricity grant to our Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) customers who were given heating grants this past heating season (...
  • SNAP UPDATE: Minimum Supplemental Payment Set for SNAP Recipients
    The federal government recently approved that some Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households will receive a minimum supplemental payment of $95 each month. Affected Rhode Island SNAP recipients will receive the April supplemental payment in April sometime after April 16, 2021.
  • Housing Assistance via Rent Relief RI
    Rhode Island has received $200 million in rent relief funds from the federal Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program. This program, Rent Relief RI through RI Housing, will provide rental and utility relief payments to help eligible renters maintain housing stability during the pandemic....
  • DHS Announces Child Care Stabilization Grants
    CRANSTON, RI The Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS) is pleased to announce a new grant program designed to support and stabilize Rhode Island's child care industry. The program will aim to alleviate some of the economic and operational hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and...

Customer Portal

The RI Department of Human Services (DHS) and HealthSourceRI (HSRI) online Customer Portal increases access to DHS, Health Coverage programs and personal case management by giving customers the ability to apply for benefits, see notices sent by DHS, complete renewal, report income and household changes and other functions. This deck explains more about the portal’s features and how to best use it.

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