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Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled, and Children (EAEDC)

Created January 26, 2006

EAEDC is a cash benefit for disabled adults, caretakers, and some children who are not able to get TAFDC (welfare).

EAEDC is a state benefit. It is different from SSI, which is a federal benefit.  You can not get both at the same time.

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Cash Assistance Programs Information about EAEDC, TAFDC, SSI, and Veterans' Services at

Food Pantries and Food Banks Call Project Bread's Food Source Hotline, 1-800-645-8333

Food-related Benefits Programs

Information at about how to get SNAP/Food Stamps, WIC and other programs that can help you get food.

2013 Income limits and benefit amounts


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