Eligibility Requirements

How Do I Know if I Qualify?

P.O.I.S.E.D. at Home is for you if you currently receive public assistance benefits and you are homebound due to pregnancy (exempt from work activities by HRA) or the mother of a baby up to 9 weeks of age.

What if I Don't Qualify?

If you receive public assistance and are either less than 8 months pregnant (and not homebound) or your child is between 10 weeks and 3 years of age, then you may qualify for P.O.I.S.E.D. for Success.

If this program doesn't suit you, consider one of the many other credit and non-credit programs offered by The City University of New York.

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