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How it Works

New York City's Front Door to Benefits

Access to over
31
Benefits & Programs
Benefits and programs are provided by City, State, and Federal governments.
Serving
5
Boroughs
7 days/week, 24 hours/day in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island.
Available in
7
Languages
English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Korean, Russian, Haitian Creole.

Benefits and programs are forms of help and support for anyone who is eligible.

Adults

Seniors

Children

Students

Pregnant

Employed

Unemployed

Homeless

Single

Married

Immigrants

Blind

Disabled

Veterans

New Yorkers

There are over 31 benefits and programs on ACCESS NYC.

Cash Assistance . Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (City, State, Federal) . Child Tax Credit (State, Federal) . Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) (City, State, Federal) . Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) . In-School Youth Employment Program (ISY) . New York State Unemployment Insurance . Resident Economic Empowerment and Sustainability (REES) . Senior Employment Services (SES) . Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) . Workforce1 . 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 .Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) . School Meals . Summer Meals . Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) . Women Infants and Children (WIC) . Family Planning Benefit Program (FPBP) . Health Insurance Assistance . Nurse-Family Partnership. Child Care . Head Start . Pre-K for All . Comprehensive After School System of NYC (COMPASS NYC) . IDNYC

New Yorkers determine their potential eligibility through the ACCESS NYC screening tool.

Answer simple questions about your household.
ACCESS NYC determines what programs you are potentially eligible for.
Get information on how to apply for those benefits, to include the forms, online applications, and office locations.