Get help paying for groceries with SNAP. SNAP benefits are sometimes called food stamps. They come on a debit card that you can use at many grocery stores and farmers markets.
You can apply for Cash Assistance, SNAP, and Medicaid Renewal all at the same time through the Cash Assistance application on (https://a069-access.nyc.gov/accesshra/) ACCESS HRA.If you are eligible, you will receive your benefits within 30 days.You must be a US citizen or have satisfactory immigration status to receive SNAP. You can allow someone who knows your household situation to apply for you.You may have to complete an interview after you submit your application. An HRA worker will call you if they need more information.
This program looks at several things to decide if you are eligible. They include:how much money you earnhow much money you receive from benefitshow many people are in your houseyour citizenship or immigration status
See the (https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/hra/downloads/pdf/fia-1227a.pdf) SNAP document guide to see the documents you'll need.
How to Apply
There are many ways you can apply for SNAP:Apply online using (https://a069-access.nyc.gov/ACCESSNYC/application.do) ACCESS HRA (https://www1.nyc.gov/site/hra/locations/locations.page) . You can apply for Cash Assistance, SNAP, and Medicaid Renewal all at the same time.Apply in person at any SNAP Center (https://www1.nyc.gov/site/hra/partners/find-a-partner-organization.page) or at a participating community-based organization (https://www1.nyc.gov/site/hra/locations/job-locations.page) (CBO).If you are applying for Cash Assistance, you may apply for SNAP Benefits at the same time at an HRA Job Center (http://otda.ny.gov/programs/applications/4826.pdf) .Apply by mail or fax: download the application or call the HRA Infoline at 718-557-1399 to have an application mailed to you. Fax your competed application to 917-639-1111 or mail it to:Division of SNAP Services, Mail Application & Referral Unit (MARU) P.O. Box 24510Brooklyn, NY, 11201
Apply online using (https://a069-access.nyc.gov/ACCESSNYC/application.do) ACCESS HRA (https://appsto.re/us/9s9N_.i) . You can apply for Cash Assistance, SNAP, and Medicaid Renewal all at the same time.Scan your documents using the NYC HRA Document Upload app available for free on the (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.nyc.hra.DocUploads) iTunes Store (https://a069-access.nyc.gov/ACCESSNYC/application.do) (for iPhones) or the (https://a069-access.nyc.gov/ACCESSNYC/application.do) Google Play Store (for Android phones).After you submit your application, you will need to do an eligibility interview. You can do your interview over the telephone without having to come into a SNAP center.Check the status of your application by going to ACCESS HRA.You will need to recertify for SNAP once every year. The SNAP office will mail you a recertification packet for you to complete and mail back to HRA. You can also recertify online on ACCESS HRA. Once you submit your recertification, you will be able to set up your preferred interview date and time by calling 718-SNAP-Now (718-762-7669).
Find a location
Visit the SNAP website (https://www1.nyc.gov/site/hra/help/snap-benefits-food-program.page) to find out more information.Call the HRA Infoline at 718-557-1399 (https://www1.nyc.gov/site/hra/locations/snap-locations.page) for help applying for SNAP.Visit a SNAP center (https://www1.nyc.gov/site/hra/partners/find-a-partner-organization.page) or your local Community-Based Organization (CBO) to get help in person.