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Office of Economic Self-Sufficiency

Assistance Available

Welcome to Florida Department of Children and Families Automated Community Connection to Economic Self Sufficiency (ACCESS). The ACCESS Florida system allows customers to connect with their public assistance information 24/7, through the online application and MyACCESS Account. The Economic Self-Sufficiency Program helps to promote strong and economically self-sufficient communities by determining eligibility for food, cash and medical assistance for individuals and families on the road to economic recovery.


Food Assistance

Helps individuals and families purchase nutritional foods needed to maintain and promote good health.

Temporary Cash Assistance

The program provides financial assistance to pregnant women in their third trimester and families with dependent children to assist in the payment of rent, utilities and other household expenses.

Medicaid Program

The program provides medical assistance to individuals and families to cover or assist in the cost of services that are medically necessary.

Check out the How Do I Apply? section.