Relative caregivers can now apply for a caregiver subsidy! The 6-month waiting period has been eliminated! Begin your application here.
Parents can share physical and legal custody of a child with a trusted friend or relative by using this form. No court involvement necessary and it can be revoked at any time.
Parents can designate a trusted friend or relative to care for their child if they are unable to do so due to death or incapacity from a chronic illness or COVID-19, or adverse immigration action (e.g., deportation). No court involvement necessary until after the parent can no longer care for the child.
Caregivers can apply for TANF, SNAP and/or Medicaid using this form. You can also apply online at https://dcbenefits.dhs.dc.gov/ or download the DC Access Mobile App on your phone from the Google Play or Apple app store.