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Social Services

Changes to SNAP benefit amounts for 2023. Households that receive SNAP and Social Security benefits will see a decrease in their SNAP benefits because of the significant cost of living increase to Social Security benefits that took effect on Jan. 1, 2023. More information is available from the USDA Food and Nutrician Service.


“The mission of the Schenectady County Department of Social Services is to promote the health and safety of our community by empowering individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency and maintain independence.”


The Department, staffed by dedicated employees carry out a myriad of services highlighted on this site. Over time you will see information added to the site and new initiatives will be previewed on these pages. We invite you to browse through the Schenectady County Department of Social Services webpage and learn more about the programs and services administered by DSS.



We Make A Difference Here. Start Your Career with Schenectady County!

Make a difference and start a rewarding career with Schenectady County Department of Social Services. 

We're hiring and we would love to hear from you.  Please send all inquiries via email to Danielle Funk.  No phone calls, please. 

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