If you are trying to log in to your New York Mybenefits.ny.gov Account, we can help. In the article below, you will find the login information for your Mybenefits account. If you have not yet created your Mybenefits account, see our post here for our detailed, step-by-step process to help you set up your new account.
This Post will Cover:
- Benefits of Mybenefits.ny.gov Account
- Mybenefits.ny.gov Account Login
- New York Food Stamps FAQs
Benefits of Mybenefits.ny.gov Account
There are several advantages to setting up a mybenefits account. With an account, you can:
- Apply for HEAP
- See Eligibility and Apply for SNAP/Food Stamps
- Apply for Public Assistance
- Continue Application
- Track Application
- Recertify Benefits
- Report Changes
- View Case Details
- Submit Verification Documents
Mybenefits.ny.gov Account Login
Follow the instructions below for help logging in to your Mybenefits.ny.gov online account.
Step 1 – Visit Mybenefits.ny.gov Account Website
To start the login process for your mybenefits.ny.gov account, visit the website at https://mybenefits.ny.gov/mybenefits/begin.
Once you are on the homepage you will need to locate the “LOG INTO YOUR ACCOUNT” button, which is usually at the bottom part of the site (see image below).
Click on the “LOG INTO YOUR ACCOUNT” button to proceed with the process, as shown below.
Step 2 – Enter username and Password
Next, you will be taken to a page where you will be required to enter your account username and password, as shown below.
Once you enter the correct username and password, click “Sign In” to continue, as shown by the image below.
Step 4 – View your account
If you entered the correct username and password, you will be automatically taken to your mybenefits.ny.gov account page, as shown below.
Once there, you can perform a variety of tasks as listed above, including:
- Start New Benefits Application
- Start New Recertification Application
- View Case Details or Report a Change
- Update myBenefits Account
Forgot Username and Password
If you do not remember your login credentials, follow the instructions below:
If you do not remember your username, click on the “Forgot your Username” link, as shown below.
Next, You will then be taken to a page where you have to provide your:
- First Name
- Last Name
- Email Address
Enter the information requested, check the “I’m not a robot” box, and click “Email me the Username” to retrieve your username.
If you entered the correct information, your username will be emailed to you.
Next, check your email to retrieve your username.
If you forgot your password, click on the “Forgot your Password” link as shown in the image above.
Next, You will then be taken to a page where you have to provide your username to retrieve your password.
Once you enter your username, check the “I’m not a robot” link and click “Continue” to proceed.
If you entered the correct username, you will be taken to a page where you will be provided options on how to reset your password.
Make a selection by checking the appropriate box and click “Continue” to proceed with the password reset process.
Follow the instructions provided next to reset your mybenefits.ny.gov account password.
New York Food Stamps FAQs
Here are the most frequently asked questions about the New York Food Stamps program:
How Do I keep my New York SNAP Benefits?
Once you have been approved for SNAP, here’s what you have to do to maintain your eligibility for benefits.
In order to continue receiving Food Stamps, you must complete the regular application process called recertification.
This means that you will be called back for another interview and asked to submit certain documents.
If you do not follow through with recertification, your SNAP benefits will be discontinued.
How Recertification Works
Two months prior to the end of the re-certification period, you will receive a packet in the mail that includes a SNAP application and a scheduled interview appointment.
Each food stamp household is scheduled for a recertification interview at the end of the initial 12 month certification period in order to document changes in:
- Household composition, or
- Any other change in circumstances that may affect SNAP eligibility or degree of need.
SNAP recipients with earned income, however, are scheduled for a recertification interview every 6 months.
It is important to note that the ultimate responsibility rests with the SNAP household in reporting changes in a timely fashion.
Failure to comply in this regard, or intentionally withholding information, or filing a fraudulent application, may result in food stamp penalties, including a reduction in benefits, durational sanctions, or permanent disqualification.
What Can I Buy with New York SNAP?
Here’s what you can and cannot purchase with your SNAP EBT benefits:
What you can buy with SNAP:
- Food or food products meant to be eaten by people
- Seeds to grow vegetables and plants that provide food, such as basil or tomato
- Baby formula, diabetic, and diet foods
- Spices, herbs, pectin, shortening and other edible items used for cooking
- Water and ice labeled for human consumption
- Snack foods
What cannot buy with SNAP Benefits:
- Prepared hot foods in grocery stores
- Any prepared food (hot or cold) sold and meant to be eaten at the store
- Alcoholic beverages and tobacco
- Cleaning products, paper products, toiletries, and cooking utensils
- Pet supplies
- Items for food preservation such as canning jars and lids, freezer containers, or food wrapping paper
- Medicines, vitamins, or minerals
- Items for gardening such as fertilizer and peat moss
Can You Use EBT Card Online at Stop and Shop?
Stop & Shop grocery store announced on August 26th, 2021 that it now accepts EBT online in New York.
Specifically, customers in New York and New Jersey using SNAP benefits now have the option to pay with an EBT card online Pickup and Delivery.
New York state SNAP recipients can now add their EBT card to their account on StopandShop.com and shop using their SNAP funds.
Additionally, while browsing online aisles, SNAP customers can sort products to show eligible items, and a “SNAP Eligible” label will appear within the product details.
At checkout, customers can select the “Apply SNAP Benefits” option and select the amount to charge to their EBT card, allowing personalized budgeting throughout the month.
However, they will need to use an alternative credit/debit card or checking account for any items not eligible for SNAP.
In addition, fees, taxes, or driver tips will have to be paid using an alternative credit/debit card or checking account.
Also, Stop & Shop Pickup orders are subject to a $2.95 fee.
Furthermore, Stop & Shop Delivery orders are subject to a delivery fee of $9.95 for orders less than $100 and $6.95 for orders greater than $100.
Mybenefits.ny.gov Account Login Summary
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Still Have Questions?
To apply for SNAP benefits in New York, click here: New York SNAP Eligibility Guide.
For New York Food Stamps Income Limit, click here: New York SNAP Income Limits.
If you have questions about New York EBT Card (CIBC), click here: New York EBT Card Guide.
For details on Restaurants that take food stamps in New York, click here: What Fast Food Restaurants Take SNAP in New York?
If you have further questions about New York EBT Card or SNAP benefits, please let us know in the comments section below.
Be sure to check out our other articles about New York Food Stamps New York EBT, including:
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How to Get a Replacement New York SNAP EBT Card
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New York P-EBT Extension for 2021