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Friday Mar 06, 2015
Where You Live
Let's get started! First, please tell us which county you live in. This will assist us in providing you with the correct contact information for your Local Department of Social Services.
What county do you live in?
New York City
New York City Residents
You have selected New York City as your county of residence. Residents of one of the five New York City boroughs must apply for benefits at ACCESS NYC.
To Apply for Benefits at ACCESS NYC select the ’Apply for Benefits’ option.
To view your Case Details select the ’Create myBenefits Account to view Case Details’ option.
Apply for Benefits
Create myBenefits Account to View Case Details
to be directed to ACCESS NYC
Setting Up Your Account
There are three steps to setting up a secure account. Keep in mind that this is a secure website run by the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance. By law, we must keep your information private and secure.
Fill in each of the fields in Steps 1 through 3. Items marked with a
are required. Click the Next button to continue.
If you already have an account, click here to
Step 1: Your Name
Please fill in your name below.
Step 2: User ID and Password
To log in to your account, you will need to create a user ID and password. For both of these, you should choose something that's easy for you to remember but hard for other people to guess.
This should be something you can easily remember. You will need this to return if you choose to complete it at a later time, and check the status of the application once you submit it. Choose an alias to protect your identity. Do not choose any information that identifies you personally (e.g., a Social Security number).
Passwords must be between 8 and 20 characters and contain at least three letters, one number, and no more than three repeating characters.
Please re-type your Password
Step 3: Secret Question and Email Address
We're also asking a "secret question" that you can use if you ever need to recover your password. Click on the box to choose a question that only you know the answer to. Then fill in your answer. You may also enter your email address that can be used if you ever need to recover your user id.
< click here to choose >
What was the name of my first pet?
What is the last name of my favorite teacher as a child?
What is the first name of my childhood best friend?
Where did my parents do their grocery shopping?
What was the model of my first car?
What is my favorite food?
What is my favorite cuisine?
What is my favorite type of wine?
What is my favorite holiday?
Who is my favorite singer?
Who is my favorite band?
What is my favorite radio station?
What is my favorite movie?
What was my first grade teacher's last name?
What was my driving instructor's last name?
Answer to Secret Question