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You Can Apply for Public Assistance Online

Liberty, NY – Public Assistance (PA) applicants should be aware they have an additional option for applying for initial eligibility for PA.

The E-2921 application form can be filled out at, or applicants can also apply by filing a paper version of the 2921 application and mailing it in to the Sullivan County Department of Family Services (DFS) at 16 Community Lane, Liberty, NY 12754, or dropping it off at one of the DFS drop boxes located at the DFS office or the Sullivan County Career Center at 50 North Street, Monticello.

Once an online application is submitted, it is routed to the DFS, and applicants will receive a call from a DFS worker to review it and conduct an eligibility interview within 24-72 hours. 

There is no change to existing electronic applications for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or (Medical Assistance) MA cases.

Emergency situations should still be handled by stopping by or calling the DFS office at 845-292-0100.