Florida Benefits Online Access

Did you know that it is possible for residents of Florida to apply for public assistance benefits online? The public assistance benefits that Florida residents can apply for online include food stamps, welfare and Medicaid. That is possible through the ACCESS website, where ACCESS stands for Automated Community Connection to Economic Self Sufficiency. The Florida ACCESS website offers people who are keen on applying for public assistance benefits an opportunity to check whether they are eligible. The Florida ACCESS website also offers people who are keen on applying for public assistance benefits an opportunity to actually make applications for the same, if they are found to be eligible. Still on the Florida ACCESS website, the people who have already made applications for public assistance benefits can check the statuses of their applications.

An overview of Florida ACCESS website

The Florida ACCESS website is designed to bring about convenience for people who want to get information on Florida public assistance benefits. It is a website where such people can find information on eligibility criteria for various public assistance benefits. It is also a website where such people can apply for the benefits, and where they can go to check whether their applications were successful. The Florida Department of Children and Families administers the public assistance benefits.

What you need, in order to use the Florida ACCESS website

To use the Florida ACCESS website, you need to have access to the Internet. Some functions on the Florida ACCESS website may require you to provide identification information: like, say, when applying for the benefits.

Things you can do on the Florida ACCESS website

There are many things that you can do, on the Florida ACCESS website. Right on the Florida ACCESS website, you can check whether you are eligible for the benefits that you want to apply for. Again, right on the Florida ACCESS website, you can make applications for benefits. The benefits we are making reference to are Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps), Medicaid and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (welfare). And right on the Florida ACCES website, you can check the status of your applications for Florida benefits.

How to perform the various functions on the Florida ACCESS website

You start by launching the Florida ACCESS website. The address for that website is one of the resources provided in our ‘useful links’ section. Then, once you are on the website, if you want to find general information on any particular type of benefits, you click on the link for that particular benefit, from the list provided under ‘Information About Assistance Programs’. If you want to check whether you are eligible, click on the ‘Am I Eligible’ link – under the ‘Access your Benefits’ section. Similarly, if you want to apply for any particular type of benefits, click on the ‘Apply for Benefits’ link. To check the status of your application, or to change your information on the website, log into your MyAccess account  – by clicking on the ‘Login or Create your MyAccess account’ link.

Useful links