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Important Information about Recertifications

  • Recertifications: If you receive a Cash Assistance or SNAP recertification notice by mail or an ACCESS HRA alert that you need to recertify, you must submit your recertification or your benefits will stop. You can use ACCESS HRA, fax, mail, or a drop box at open centers to submit your recertification. Please make sure that we have your correct phone number. You can check it and update it on ACCESS HRA website or the ACCESS HRA Mobile AppLearn about the ways you can submit your recertification and supporting documents.

  • CA six-month mailer/SNAP periodic report: Starting in April 2022, all Cash Assistance and SNAP households that are due to return either a CA Six-Month Mailer or a SNAP Periodic Report must do so to keep getting benefits. Households who failed to return their mailer/report in January, February or March 2022 did not have their case closed for failing to return the mailer/report.

  • Medicaid cases with authorization ending in March 2020 through December 2020 and January 2021 through October 2022 will be automatically extended.

Our Services

The Human Resources Administration is dedicated to fighting poverty and income inequality with essential programs that help families and individuals with economic and social service needs.

HRA provides New Yorkers with a variety of critical services to make ends meet, including, but not limited to, food and cash assistance, emergency rental assistance, services for individuals with disabilities or those living HIV/AIDS, and emergency shelter for survivors of domestic violence. 

New Yorkers in need can apply for and recertify their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits online and determine if you are eligible for Cash Assistance and other services offered by HRA via the online ACCESS HRA platform.  

HRA Guide to Services

For more information on our programs, please call HRA Infoline at 718-557-1399 or 311.

Read our Non-Discrimination Policy.