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How to Apply for Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) - ACCESS NYC Screening Tool for New York City Human Service Programs - Benefit Information. One Place.


How Do I Apply?

How Do I Apply?
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The following is information about how to apply for a particular program and the things you should bring with you.

Applying for Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE)

Here are the things you need to do:
1. You must complete and sign the DRIE application. You can view and print this form from ACCESS NYC. You can also complete the application online through ACCESS NYC. Click the ‘Return’ button above and then click on the link to ‘Apply or Renew Online.’ Once on the Applications and Renewals Home Page click on the link ‘Start online application’ next to where it says Senior Citizen or Disability Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE/DRIE).
2. If you complete the application online, the application will automatically be sent to the Department of Finance (DOF).  If you need assistance completing the online application click on the 'contact us' button on the homepage to send an email to the ACCESS NYC help desk.
3. If you complete the paper application, you will need to send it with the required documents to the Department of Finance (DOF) at the address listed below. DOF will contact you if they need additional information or if you will receive the exemption.
4. A copy of the lease is required to apply for DRIE. You will need to send all required documents to DOF at the address listed below. In ACCESS NYC, you can search for the full list of required documents. Please remember for online applications to write down your ACCESS NYC confirmation number on all your documents.
5. The application should be mailed to:
              NYC Department of Finance
              22nd Floor
              59 Maiden Lane
              New York, NY 10038
6. To get help completing the DRIE application or for information on eligibility requirements, contact the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities by calling 311 or TTY: 212-504-4115.

Important Links

View information about the Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) program at:
ACCESS NYC provides information regarding the documents you may need to apply for the program and office locations. You can also view and print the partially filled forms for some of the programs.
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