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Other Benefits & Services


In addition to the program areas listed in this section, DSS/HRA provides additional support to a number of other agencies via the shared resource ACCESS NYC. ACCESS NYC is a free service that helps you find out if you may qualify for over 30 City, State and Federal benefit programs such as Medicaid, Food Stamps or help with utility bills.

You can stay updated and get occasional emails about ACCESS NYC benefits news, upcoming enrollment periods, and deadlines. Translations are available in 11 languages. Sign up to the newsletter here.

Life Line Telephone Service

Did you know? You can apply for a reduced telephone rate provided by Verizon via their Life Line program.

Additional Services for Veterans

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Additional Services for Older Adults (60+)

Did you know that the NYC Department for the Aging has an interactive search tool where you can find Older Adult Centers and other programs? There are more than 300 older adult centers (OACs) and affiliated sites throughout the five boroughs that provide healthy meals, fun activities, classes, fitness programs and social services. Find a center near you.