Florida Department of children and Families have come much closer to the Florida Families through their online portal Myflorida.com/accessflorida. By getting in to this online portal, Florida family members get access to a wide range of children benefits and family benefit programs.
Easy access to different benefit programs
This online portal provide a very easy and simple way of getting information regarding the different benefits available and the process of applying for those benefits. The different services and programs that could be accessed through this online portal include
- ACCESS Florida Food, Medical Assistance and cash assistance
- Adult protective services
- Child care
- Child Welfare
- Community Based care
- Foster care
- Domestic violence
- Child Abuse
- Independent living
- Refugee services
Florida users can access these services and get information about the program by using the “Service & Programs” main menu available in the home page of the portal www.Myflorida.com/accessflorida.
Florida family members can access the different benefit programs by choosing the drop down menu options available under “Sevices & programs” main menu.
This program can be accessed by selecting the “Access Florida” drop down option available. In this program, Florida families can get information about this Access program by using the “General program information” link available in the home page of the “Access Florida ” program. “Apply for Benefits” link would guide the Florida family member through the various steps involved in applying for one of the Food, Medical and cash assistance benefits.
“Apply for Benefits” section contains a number of useful links such as “Register here” that would help the Florida family member to complete the registration process. Each and every member has to complete the registration process to start applying for the needed benefits. There is another option available in the form of “How to apply for my benefits” that would guide the user on the different steps that need to be followed in applying for the benefits. In the Access Florida landing page, there are links specific to “Food Assistance”, “Temporary cash Assistance” and “Medicaid”. Florida family member can use the appropriate link to start applying for the required benefits.
Accessing Child Welfare programs
Under the “Services & programs” main menu in the www.Myflorida.com/accessflorida online portal , there is another drop down menu available in the form of “Child welfare”. Using this option, family members look at the different welfare programs that have been launched by the Florida Department of child and Family welfare. This section would be particularly useful to those children, whose family is going through tough times such as job loss and divorce. The departments runs these child welfare programs in partnership with the different local communities and courts to secure the safety and well being of the children that have joined under this welfare scheme.
Different Florida regions and circuits
If some Florida family member wants to know to which circuit they belong they can use the “Regions/circuits” main menu option available in the landing page of the Myflorida.com/accessflorida online portal. Family members could select the region in which they are living and then use the available options to determine their current circuit. After getting to know the circuit, one could then choose the county in Florida, to which they belong.