How Do I Apply for Temporary Assistance?

Apply Online: myBenefits (

Paper Application: LDSS 2921 - New York State Application For Certain Benefits and Services (

Submit Completed Paper Applications, Recertification Applications, and Supporting Documents:

Mail: Wayne County Department of Social Services
PO Box 10
Lyons, NY  14489
Drop Off: Submit to Receptionist weekdays 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
(Exceptions:  most Federal holidays and the day after Thanksgiving)


Submit via the locked Drop Box at the main entrance at 77 Water Street, Lyons, NY at any time.
Instructions available here.
Fax: New Applications:  315-946-7625
Renewal Applications:  315-946-7629