Benefit Programs Offer Multiple Ways to Interact
During COVID-19

The Division of Social Services (within the Department of Health and Social Services) has a webpage on benefits changes due to COVID-19

In-person visits remain by appointment only. To protect employees and clients, face masks are highly recommended for those who are not vaccinated. Clients have the option of applying for benefits or doing updates through the Division of Social Services by phone, email or online.


Food Benefits/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Apply for Food Benefits/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) on the Delaware Assist website. Find out more information about Food Benefits and SNAP.



May 11, 2020 – How to Register for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Benefits, from Delaware Department of Labor

Apply for unemployment benefits on the Delaware Department of Labor’s website. Please review the Frequently Asked Questions before reaching out with questions. Due to overwhelming call volume, please email questions to

Find a job hiring now during this crisis on Delaware Job Link.


Medicaid in Delaware is managed by the Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance.

Screen for and apply for benefits online at Delaware ASSIST or call 1-800-372-2022 to make an appointment. Reminder, face masks are highly recommended for anyone who is not vaccinated. 

Other Contacts
Health Benefit Manager: 1-800-996-9969

Managed Care Member Service:

  • Highmark Health Options: 1-844-325-6251
  • AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware: 1-844-211-0966

Long-Term Care Medicaid: apply using Delaware ASSIST or call 1-866-940-8963.

Find Medicaid policies related to COVID-19.

Child Care

Cash Assistance

Apply for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and General Assistance on the Delaware Assist website.


Stats on COVID-19

For more data on Delaware COVID-19 cases including demographic breakdowns, go to My Healthy Community