Benefits for Families

It can be difficult to understand what programs are out there and who is eligible for them. Below is a collection of benefits and programs available in Missouri to help families meet their basic needs, as well as sites with useful consumer information. This page is targeted to social service providers and community leaders working with low income families. If you have suggestions for additional links, please contact Brenda Procter, Personal Financial Planning State Specialist.

Under federal law you have the right to apply for programs, whether or not you know if you qualify.

Child care benefits

Housing

Insurance/health

Public assistance programs

Retirement/disability benefits

Tax credits

Tuition assistance/benefits for students

Unemployment/Workers' Compensation

Utilities/auto