ACCESS NYC is a free website that allows New Yorkers to get information about and screen for over 35 City, State, and Federal benefit programs, as well as to apply online for some of these programs.
ACCESS NYC is a free, online gateway that allows New York City residents to pre-screen, anonymously, for over 35 City, State and Federal human service benefit programs in seven languages, including Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Korean, Russian, Arabic, Haitian-Creole, and English. Visitors to the screening tool are asked to enter household information. Then the tool will provide a list of benefit programs they may be eligible for, and they can print partially-complete application forms, search for benefit office locations, and create an account to access their information at a later time.
In addition to screening for a number of benefit programs, New Yorkers may also use ACCESS NYC to apply online for the School Meals program (in PDF). Other online applications are being developed and will be available through ACCESS NYC in the future.
A CEO funded training and outreach team conducts citywide outreach to Community Organizations and potential clients about ACCESS NYC.
Eligibility: All New York City residents interested in learning about benefits for which they may qualify.
Agency Partner: Health and Human
Services Connect (HHS-Connect) and the Department of Information Technology and
For more information visit www.nyc.gov/accessnyc or read the ACCESS NYC
Newsletter (in PDF).