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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
  • Search for agency locations where you can go to directly apply for services

ACCESS NYC does not start your application process automatically. Once you screen for benefit programs, you must follow the instructions on ACCESS NYC to learn how apply for the programs. 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.

If you want to provide feedback or have questions about ACCESS NYC you can do so through the ACCESS NYC "Contact Us" page.

Visit the ACCESS NYC website.

Visit the ACCESS NYC Contact Us page.

Application forms are available for download in PDF format in the language available at the agency.
 
Application forms 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
  • IDNYC
  • Family Planning Benefit Program
  • SNAP
  • WIC
  • NYC Nurse-Family Partnership - Referral form 
  • Public Health Insurance
  • SCRIE 
  • DRIE
  • Homeowners Exemption Forms - SCHE and DHE 
  • Veteran's Property Text Exemption
  • Senior Employment Services (SES)
  • NYCHA Resident Economic Empowerment and Sustainability (REES)
  • Workforce1 

You can download the PDF for these forms by clicking on the Application and Forms link on the ACCESS NYC page.

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 ACCESSNYChelp@nycopportunity.nyc.gov

Online

Visit the ACCESS NYC Contact Us page.

By Phone

Call 311 for assistance.

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  
  • Special Needs 
  • Health 
  • Housing 
  • Enrichment