It’s OK to pick more than one. Don’t worry if you forget one, we’ll still check if you may be eligible for help with all of them.
On the next few pages, we’ll ask you about yourself and your household to find benefits and programs that you may be interested in. It usually takes about 10 minutes to answer all of the questions.
ACCESS NYC offers a screening tool that recommends public benefits programs for you to consider based upon information you provide about your household.
To enroll in a benefit, you need to apply through the appropriate administering agency. ACCESS NYC will tell you how to apply for any benefit on this website, but cannot guarantee eligibility. The administering agency will determine final eligibility upon your submission of an application for each program.
Check the box below and then click the button to get started.
Here’s why we are asking.
Many benefit programs are meant for people of a specific age group. Sharing your age will help us choose the programs that will be most helpful to you right now. The information you share for the purposes of public benefits screening will be anonymous.
It’s OK to pick more than one. You can also leave this blank if none of these apply to you.
This includes money from jobs, alimony, investments, or gifts.
This includes costs like child care, child support, rent, medical expenses, heating bills and more.
This is usually family members who you both live with and share important resources like food and bills. Only count your roommates if you often buy and prepare food together.
Number of People (max. 8)
This is what the head of household means.
The head of household is the person who can represent everyone in your family and pays most of the family’s expenses. If you pay more than half the cost for your home this year, you are the head of household.
It’s OK to pick more than one.
This includes money from jobs, alimony, investments or gifts.
This includes costs like rent, mortgage, medical bills, child care, child support and heating bills.
Answer the best you can. We use this to help show you the programs that will be most helpful right now.
Check the "I’m not a robot" box below and click Continue to get your results.
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