ACCESS NYC Fall Newsletter
November 2015

We are pleased to share the Fall 2015 Edition of the ACCESS NYC newsletter. Our goal is to keep stakeholders, like you, informed about benefit program updates and ACCESS NYC enhancements.

Thank you for all you do!
Mayor’s Office of Operations

City of New York
Latest ACCESS NYC News

New Program: IDNYC

IDNYC is the new, free identification card for all New York City residents. ACCESS NYC has been updated to include screening for IDNYC under the “City Identification Programs.” Additional information on how to apply and which programs accept IDNYC for documentation is also available. 

Print Medicaid Renewals

New Yorkers under 65 years old, who are not blind or disabled, and are currently on Medicaid can now print their renewal form on ACCESS NYC. Clients who have lost their Medicaid Renewal form or have never received one, can log in to ACCESS NYC, enter their identifying information, print and fill out their renewal form, and mail it back to HRA.  
Note: this is currently available only for the “MAGI” Medicaid population, meaning they are under 65 years old and are not blind or disabled. 

Mobile App: Submit SNAP
Documents to HRA

HRA has created a new tool to help SNAP clients submit their documents – an important part of the process to receive or renew SNAP benefits. Clients or caseworkers with a smartphone or tablet can now visit or download the mobile app from the Google Play store. Clients can then take a picture of their document, enter their information to associate the picture with their SNAP case, and securely transmit it to HRA.
ACCESS NYC in Your Neighborhood!
If you took the bus this summer, you may have seen ACCESS NYC posters throughout the city. We selected 50 bus shelters based on a range of data in an effort to provide more targeted, effective outreach. 
Materials Available to You

We have free print and digital materials available for you to use in your office.

If printing is not for you, come by our office to pick up these materials. Email us in advance with your request at
Need Staff Training?
ACCESS NYC is designed to be intuitive, but we know it can be helpful to navigate the details with an expert. Our trainers provide hands-on, hour and a half training that covers eligibility screening, online applications, and reference functionalities. Please join us for an upcoming training:

Thursday, November 19, 2015 10:00 am

Thursday, December 03, 2015 10:00 am

Thursday, December 17, 2015 10:00 am

Thursday, January 07, 2016 10:00 am

Thursday, January 21, 2016 10:00 am
Sign up on our website
If you want training for a group, please email with your name and organization’s name, and we will follow up with you regarding available dates.
Benefit Spotlight:
NYS of Health Marketplace Open
Enrollment Period
The Open Enrollment Period for individuals to purchase private insurance through the New York State of Health Marketplace is November 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016. 
Benefit Spotlight:
Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
HEAP helps low-income New Yorkers pay their bills for heating fuel, equipment and repairs. The program is open for applications from November 16, 2015 to March 15, 2016.  
ACCESS NYC is the City’s tool for New Yorkers to screen and apply for benefits online. Keep informed of developments by subscribing to our newsletter, and please forward to all who would be interested. Contact us at
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