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Welfare Benefits HUB BY STARLIGHT 

At Skyline Credit Union, we are committed to supporting our members in achieving financial stability and growth. Introducing our comprehensive solution for discovering and accessing government benefits that can help you save. We've partnered with Starlight to bring you a Welfare Benefits Hub so you can find what type of assistance you qualify for based on answering some quick questions!  

What We Offer

Our platform is designed to help you save on key expenses and provide personalized guidance and support to ensure you make the most of your available resources.

Key Features and Benefits

See What Government Programs You Could Qualify For: Answer a few simple questions to find out which local, state, and federal benefits you may be eligible for, including: 

  • Food Costs: Access programs like SNAP and WIC to help cover your grocery expenses.
  • Utility Bills: Find assistance to help manage and reduce your utility bills.
  • Childcare: Explore programs that provide financial support for childcare expenses.
  • Medicaid: Offers comprehensive health insurance to eligible individuals and families. 
  • Unemployment Benefits: Discover unemployment benefits that can give you a hand up in tough times.
  • Tax Credits: Learn about tax credits you may qualify for, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or Child Tax Credit. 
  • Step-by-Step Guidance: Receive detailed instructions on how to apply for these programs, along with follow-up texts and reminders to help you through the process.

Ready to enhance your financial well-being? 

Access our platform now and take the first step towards a more secure financial future. Click the link below to get started:

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At Skyline Credit Union, we are dedicated to helping you achieve financial success. Start your journey with our platform and unlock the full potential of your financial resources.

Welfare Hub FAQs: 

What is Welfare Benefits by Skyline Financial FCU?

Welfare Benefits by Skyline Financial FCU Credit Union is a service designed to help you discover and access government benefits you might qualify for. With just a few questions, Welfare Benefits can connect you to a variety of local, state, and federal programs designed to provide financial assistance.

Who is Welfare Benefits For?

Welfare Benefits is designed for individuals and families who are seeking financial assistance and support through government programs in times of need. This service is helpful for anyone who: 

  • Wants to reduce their monthly expenses
  • Has a recent life event that is a financial stressor
  • Has recently missed a payment

What Counties Are Covered?

Welfare Benefits is available in Litchfield and New Haven Counties in Connecticut.

How do I see what welfare benefits I qualify for?

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What type of welfare is avavailable in Connecticut? 

Connecticut Programs




SNAP provides crucial food assistance to eligible individuals and families. By using an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, similar to a debit card, recipients can purchase food at participating stores. 


We will help you determine your eligibility and guide you through the application process.


Medicaid provides comprehensive health insurance to eligible individuals and families, offering relief from the high costs of medical care. Check your Medicaid eligibility and see how you can apply. 


Struggling with utility bills? CEAP provides financial assistance to individuals and households with utilities, including electric bills, light bills, and power bills. See how you can apply for utilities assistance with CEAP. 

 (We know the local providers - Eversource, United Illuminating, Connecticut Natural Gas, Southern Connecticut Gas, Avingrid and Yankee Gas)

CT Care 4 Kids (Childcare)

Are you struggling with childcare bills? Childcare assistance programs may offer financial relief by subsidizing the cost of childcare for eligible families. This allows parents to continue working or pursuing education while ensuring their children are cared for in a safe environment. Discover if you qualify for reduced childcare expenses and make parenting a bit easier on your wallet.


WIC supports the health of pregnant women, new mothers, and young children with nutrition education, health care referrals, and assistance for food. If you're a mother or expecting, see how WIC can help you and your child thrive. Check local requirements and apply to see what benefits you qualify for.

The Earned Income Tax Credit is designed to help working individuals and families receive financial relief. By reducing the amount of tax owed and potentially increasing your refund, EITC helps around 25 million people each year keep more of their hard-earned money. See what benefits you qualify for and whether you can claim this credit on your tax return.


The Child Tax Credit offers assistance to families by providing direct financial help to support the cost of raising children. This tax credit is available to qualifying families and can dramatically reduce the financial burden of parenting. Learn how you can save with the CTC by checking your eligibility.


For those who have lost their job through no fault of their own, unemployment benefits offer short-term financial assistance to ease the burden. These benefits support your financial needs while you seek new employment. Explore how to apply for unemployment benefits and understand your eligibility.


Why is Skyline Financial FCU Credit Union Offering This Service?

Welfare Benefits with Skyline Financial FCU Credit Union, we are committed to supporting our community and improving the financial well-being of our members. By offering Welfare Benefits, we aim to provide you with valuable tools and resources to help you access essential benefits and services. This is part of our ongoing effort to:

  • Show up for our community
  • Demonstrate our commitment to our members' financial health
  • Ensure that you have access to the support you need during challenging times

We love our members and are always looking for ways to help you thrive. Benefits Finder is one of the many ways we strive to make a positive impact in your life.


How does Welfare Benefits handle data?

Our partner, Starlight who provides Welfare Benefits handles data as per their TOS and Privacy Policy.

See Starlight Terms of Service and Starlight Privacy Policy publically posted on the Starlight Platform.


How do Welfare Benefits work with the Government

Our partner, Starlight who provides Welfare Benefits provides advice and support but does not directly work with any government agencies. The agencies directly administer and manage the programs. As you can see in the list of benefits, there are several groups in government that are involved and each has their own process and procedures. 

Does Welfare Benefits sell member data

Our partner, Starlight who provides Welfare Benefits does not make it available for third parties to purchase any data.

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See Starlight Terms of Service and Starlight Privacy Policy publically posted on the Starlight Platform.