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Division of Social Services (DSS)

The Division of Social Services (DSS) administers Delaware’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Food Stamps, Subsidized Child Care, General Assistance, and Refugee Cash Assistance programs. The DSS website includes charts and forms so you can see if your household is potentially eligible for Delaware’s social service programs. There is also a tool on the website to assist you in applying for assistance.

By speaking with someone from DSS, you can find out about financial support for child care, cash assistance, food stamps, medical coverage, and other programs. Financial eligibility criteria varies from program to program.



Main Office
Lewis Building
102 Tarumianz Dr
New Castle, DE 19720


Main Office
800 372 2022