Social Services

The Nassau County Department of Social Services (DSS) is committed to strengthening and preserving families by providing financial assistance and services to residents of Nassau County in accordance with state and federal regulations and laws. DSS is dedicated to providing quality service and maintaining the dignity and respect of those we serve. Specifically, the department is responsible to:
  • Provide aid to eligible recipients through the Family Assistance, Safety Net, Day Care, Employment, Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly called food stamps), Medicaid, and Home Energy Assistance Programs.
  • Establish an initial child support obligation of a legally responsible individual through the Family Court, collect support payments, and enforce and modify existing support orders.
  • Protect children, adults, and families by enforcing the mandates of New York State Social Services Law.
  • Provide the Department’s services without regard to age, race, gender, disability, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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Click here for DSS 2015 Annual Report

Click here for DSS 2014 Annual Report

Click here for DSS 2013 Annual Report

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Small businesses and consumers not eligible for Medicaid may inquire about health insurance in the following ways:
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Toll free phone: 1-855-355-5777