ACCESS NYC is a website that allows New Yorkers to screen for potential eligibility for over 30 City, State, and Federal benefit programs.

To screen for benefits, you answer a set of questions on the website. Then you will see a list of programs for which you may be eligible.

You can also:

  • Learn how to apply
  • Print out application forms
  • Learn which documents are required to apply
  • Find locations you can go to apply for services

ACCESS NYC doesn't start your application process automatically. Once you screen for benefit programs, you must follow the instructions to learn how to apply. The agencies that administer each program will make the final eligibility determination.

ACCESS NYC is mobile-friendly, available in 11 languages, and accessible via screen readers.

Visit the ACCESS NYC website.

ACCESS NYC offers information about many types of programs.  New programs are added to ACCESS NYC on a regular basis, so you should check online for the most recent list.  

Types of programs include:

  • Child Care
  • Education 
  • Family Services 
  • Employment and work related 
  • Cash and Expenses or Financial Assistance Programs
  • City ID Card
  • Food  
  • People with disabilities services
  • Health 
  • Housing 
  • Enrichment 

You can download program applications in PDF format.
Applications available to download include:  

  • Cash Assistance 
  • Tax Forms for Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, and Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit
  • Child care
  • Family Planning Benefit Program
  • SNAP
  • WIC
  • NYC Nurse-Family Partnership - Referral form 
  • Public health insurance
  • Rent Freeze - SCRIE and DRIE
  • Homeowners Exemptions - SCHE and DHE 
  • Veteran's Property Text Exemption
  • Senior Employment Services (SES)
  • NYCHA Resident Economic Empowerment and Sustainability (REES)
  • Workforce1 

Get applications and forms.

ACCESS NYC can be used in 11 languages:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • Russian
  • Korean
  • Haitian Creole
  • Arabic
  • French
  • Bangla
  • Polish
  • Urdu

You can file a report if you are having technical problems using ACCESS NYC.

By Email

Send an email to

By Phone

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for help.

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