Emergency Assistance for Adults (EAA)
The EAA Unit evaluates the need for emergency financial
assistance for SSI recipients. EAA authorizes benefits when necessary
for true emergencies beyond the individual’s control. Examples
of emergencies are:
• replacement of SSI checks (usually due to burglary or theft and
verified with a police report)
• provision of emergency housing and emergency moving expenses
• damages due to catastrophes such as fires or floods.
• An EAA funded emergency shelter allowance is also available to
persons who have AIDS or
persons who have tested positive for HIV
and have an HIV-related illness provided that certain eligibility
criteria are met.
Over 18, on SSI and with a financial emergency that
was beyond the individual’s control.
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Apply in person at Dept. of Social Services - Economic Security
421 Montgomery St., 2nd Floor, Syracuse, NY 13202.
If you have questions call (315) 435-2700, choose prompt 3, and ask for the Supervisor of the Day.