Web-Based Calculators and Online Tools

A listing of various eligibility calculators and other useful online tools.

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Advocacy 
Fair Hearing Bank

Fair Hearing Bank

Empire Justice Center/Western New York Law Center’s web-based tool that maintains over 2,000 fair hearing decisions, including those prior to January 2010.

LawHelp

LawHelp

Pro Bono Net’s web-based tool that allows individuals to search for free legal aid referrals by state. Topics include health, immigration/immigrants, workers’ rights, housing, public benefits, education, veterans, disability, and more.

OTDA Fair Hearing Bank

OTDA Fair Hearing Bank

NYS/OTDA’s web-based tool that contains hearings from November 2010 onward, and are contained for three years.

Cash Benefits 
Cash Assistance

ACCESS NYC

NYC/HRA’s web-based calculator for NYC residents that identifies and screens for over 30 City, State and Federal human service benefit programs, including Cash Assistance.

Cash Assistance

My Benefits

NYS’ web-based calculator that identifies and screens for approximately 15 benefit programs and tax credits, including Cash Assistance.

Cash Assistance

Self Sufficiency Calculator

The Women’s Center for Education and Career Advancement web-based calculator that screens for a variety of benefit programs, including Cash Assistance. Must sign up for a training session.

Child Support

Child Support

NYC/HRA’s web-based calculator that estimates the amount of child support to be paid by the non-custodial parent based on his/her annual income.

Social Security Benefits

Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST)

Social Security’s web-based tool that screens eligibility for Social Security Disability, Social Security Retirement, Social Security Survivors, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicare , but not Medicare Part D.

Social Security Retirement Estimator

Social Security Retirement Estimator

Social Security’s web-based tool that estimates an individual’s Social Security retirement benefit amount.

Unemployment Benefits Calculator

Unemployment Benefits Calculator

NYS Department of Labor’s web-based tool that estimates the maximum number of weeks a claimant could potentially receive Unemployment Insurance Benefits based on the original claim date and current federal legislation.

Children's Programs 
Child Care

Child Care Eligibility Wizard

NYC/ACS’ web-based calculator that will screens a family’s eligibility for subsidized child care.

Food Programs 
SNAP/WIC

ACCESS NYC

NYC/HRA’s web-based calculator for NYC residents that identifies and screens for over 30 City, State and Federal human service benefit programs, including Food Stamps & WIC.

SNAP/WIC

My Benefits

A NYS web-based calculator that identifies and screens for approximately 15 benefit programs and tax credits, including Food Stamps & WIC.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Self Sufficiency Calculator

The Women’s Center for Education and Career Advancement web-based calculator that screens for a variety of benefit programs, including Food Stamps. Must sign up for a training session.

WIC

Prescreening Tool

The Food and Nutrition Service has a web-based calculator to determine eligibility for WIC.

Health Programs 
Medicaid/Child Health Plus/Family Health Plus

HiteSite

The Greater New York Hospital’s online directory of health and social services specifically for low-income, uninsured and under-insured New Yorkers, including an eligibility calculator for public and private health insurance.

Medicaid/Child Health Plus/Family Health Plus

Self Sufficiency Calculator

The Women’s Center for Education and Career Advancement web-based calculator that screens for a variety of benefit programs, including Medicaid, Child Health Plus, & Family Health Plus. Must sign up for a training session.

Medicaid/Child Health Plus/Family Health Plus/Healthy NY

ACCESS NYC

NYC/HRA’s web-based calculator for NYC residents that identifies and screens for over 30 City, State and Federal human service benefit programs, including Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, & Healthy NY.

Medicare

Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST)

Social Security’s web-based calculator that screens for Medicare eligibility (however, not for Medicare Part D), as well as Social Security Disability, Social Security Retirement, Social Security Survivors, Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Medicare Eligibility Tool

Medicare Eligibility Tool

Medicare’s web-based tool that will provide the date when an eligible individual is eligible to enroll in Medicare.

Medicare Part B Late-Enrollment Penalty Calculator

Medicare Part B Late-Enrollment Penalty Calculator

Medicare’s web-based calculator that will provide an estimate of Part B late-enrollment penalty based on the current year’s Part B premium amounts.

Medicare Part D

Plan Finder

Medicare’s national prescription drug plan finder that helps people choose a Part D prescription plan. Searchers input specific information about their drug usage, dosage, quantity amounts, and their preferred pharmacist.

Medicare Savings Programs/EPIC/Medicare Part D/NY Prescription Saver/Big Apple RX

Benefits Check Up

A national web-based tool that finds federal, state, local and private programs that help pay for prescription drugs, health care, food and other needs.

Public and Private Health Insurance

NYC Health Insurance Link

NYC/HRA’s web-based tool that allows individuals, families and businesses to search for cost-free or low-cost health insurance plans and resources.

Housing Programs and Services 
Affordable Housing

New York City Affordable Housing Resource Center

NYC’s online tool to find information on all aspects of City housing, including renting an apartment, buying a home, and apartment maintenance issues in addition to all of the City's affordable housing lottery listings.

Housing Lottery

Housing Lottery

NYC’s Department of Housing and Preservation Development online resource that provides information on subsidized apartments available through an Open Lottery System.

Tax Credits 
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

IRS - Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

IRS’ web-based calculator that will screen for the Earned Income Tax credit and estimate the amount of the credit.

Earned Income/Child/Child & Dependent Tax Credits

Self Sufficiency Calculator

The Women’s Center for Education and Career Advancement web-based calculator that screens for a variety of benefit programs, including th Earned Income, Child, and Child & Dependent Tax Credits. Must sign up for a training session.

Universal Online Tools 
311 Online

311 Online

NYC’s online tool that provides access and information to hundreds of NYC services, jobs and resources, including health and human services.

ACCESS NYC

ACCESS NYC

NYC/HRA’s web-based calculator for NYC residents that identifies and screens for over 30 City, State and Federal human service benefit program. Individuals may also apply or renew benefits online, depending on the benefit program.

EarnBenefits Online

EarnBenefits Online

Seedco’s online tool that provides resources and information on health and nutrition, housing and utilities, community resources, careers and training, and tax credits.

My Benefits

My Benefits

NYS’ web-based calculator that identifies and screens for approximately 15 benefit programs and tax credits, including Cash Assistance.

Self Sufficiency Calculator

Self Sufficiency Calculator

The Women’s Center for Education and Career Advancement web-based calculator that screens for a variety of benefit programs, and estimates benefit amount. Must sign up for a training session.

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