Access NYC

accessnycOur goal is to promote self-sufficiency among NYC’s residents by providing greater access to benefit programs offered by City, State, and Federal government agencies. By entering information about your household online, residents can use ACCESS NYC to identify benefit programs that can help you and your family.

ACCESS NYC is free, simple, anonymous, accessible online. Information is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian and Arabic. To access the Benefits Screening go to and click the link for ACCESS NYC or simply Click here.



ACCESS NYC provides information and screenings for such services as:

* Employment Related Programs
* New York State Unemployment Insurance
* Financial Assistance Programs
* Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit
* Child Tax Credit
* Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
* Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
* Public Assistance
* Food and Nutrition Programs
* Food Stamps (click here for additional information)
* School Meals
* Summer Meals
* Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
* Health Insurance Programs
* Child Health Plus A/Medicaid
* Child Health Plus B
* Family Health Plus/Medicaid
* Healthy NY
* Medicaid
* Medicaid Excess Income/Medicaid
* Prenatal Care Assistance Program/Medicaid
* Housing Programs
* Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE)
* Disabled Homeowners’ Exemption (DHE)
* School Tax Relief (STAR)
* Section 8 Housing Assistance
* Senior Citizen Homeowners’ Exemption (SCHE)
* Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE)
* Veterans’ Exemption