Families in Florida can apply for ACCESS benefits through the website for the Florida Department of Children and Families, which is MyFLFamilies.com. From the homepage, hover over the Services tab, then click on the link for ACCESS. The application link is at the top of the menu on the left.
The Florida Department of Children and Families uses the ACCESS program to help qualifying families with food assistance, Medicaid insurance and temporary cash assistance. Families who need help filling out the online application can get assistance by the calling the toll-free number listed on the website.
Families who don't have access to a computer can request a paper application at a local service center, and then return it in person, by mail or by fax. A list of service center locations is available on the website or by calling the main number, which is 866-762-2237, as of May 2015. Some applications can take up to 30 days to process.
Once the benefits are approved, the FDCF provides a toll-free number that allows families to check their benefit status by phone 24 hours a day, including weekends. Families are also able to report changes in circumstances through the website or by phone.