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Welcome to ACCESSNebraska Application

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) application process for new, review and recertification applications includes the following:

  • Application: To complete an application for benefits select Continue below.
  • Interview: Interviews are required for most programs. They are scheduled on receipt of the application. You can call and complete an interview the next business day after the submission of your application.
  • Verification: Documents needed to verify certain information on the application such as Identity, Expenses, Resources (Assets) and Income can be submitted by using the Submit Documents link that appears after the application has been completed.

Applications are accepted electronically for the following programs:

  • Aid to Dependent Children (ADC)
  • Assistance to the Aged, Blind, or Disabled Payment (AABD/PMT)
  • Refugee Resettlement Program (RRP)
  • State Disability Program (SDP)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - formerly known as Food Stamps
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Child Care
  • Social Services for Aged and Disabled Adults (SSAD)
  • Social Services for Families, Children, and Youth (SSCF)
  • Emergency Assistance (EA)

If the program you are interested in applying for is not listed, please contact a DHHS office. A list is available by using the Contact Us link below.

Need to request a face to face interview and/or dedicated worker? These are accommodations made for individuals that meet that criteria. You can begin this process by contacting ACCESSNebraska by phone or making your request in person at your local office.

The Application, Review or Recertification Process consists of the following steps:

  1. Account Creation:Set up or log into an existing account. Account access allows for information to be entered on the application prior to completion. It also allows for access to an application that has not been completed.
  2. Program Selection:Select programs for application.
  3. Application Questions:Complete questions needed to determine eligibility for benefits. The questions ask for specific information. You will want to have income, resources and expense information available to answer the questions.
  4. Submission Process:Review summary of information, review Rights and Responsibilities and electronically sign the application. A confirmation number will be given on application submission to the Department.

The application process will take an average of 20-30 minutes to complete. Select Continue to start the application process. Once you complete your application, you will receive a Confirmation window with your application number. This is proof that your application has been submitted.