In addition you will not be able to get benefits for 12 months the first time, 24 months the second time, and permanently the third time that you provide false or inaccurate information. Welcome to Florida Department of Children and Families Automated Community Connection to Economic Self Sufficiency (ACCESS). You may be accused of a crime if you provide false answers, or if you do not provide complete and accurate information for the purpose of getting benefits. This may result in fines of up to $250,000, a prison term or both, if you are convicted of public assistance fraud. To find locations in your area where you may apply for Food Stamps, Cash or Medicaid: PUBLIC ASSISTANCE FRAUD WARNING Information and answers to questions that you provide to DCF will be confirmed by DCF so they must be true, complete and correct. The ACCESS Florida system allows customers to connect with their public assistance information 24/7, through the online application and MyACCESS Account. Local community partner agencies help the Department of Children and Families provide access to public assistance services.