CIDNY provides a variety of services for people with disabilities in New York City. Our benefits counselors can help you find and keep the appropriate package of health care coverage, SNAP (food stamps), Social Security, and other benefits so that you can maintain your independence. We can work with you to explain which benefits you are eligible for and then help you navigate complicated application procedures.  We also can also help you advocate and appeal denials of your benefits.  

Our staff can help you understand public and private housing and how to search for an apartment in New York City. CIDNY provides assistance if you are working to apply for or maintain vocational education opportunities, and we work with young people to help you create and meet your goals for moving from school to adult life.  We help people who live in nursing homes when they have issues they need to address and when they want to transition back to independent living in the community.

To find out more about these services and what benefits you may qualify for, we encourage you to contact our Manhattan or Queens offices (see phone numbers below) and ask to speak to a benefits counselor.

Health Benefits

Social Security Disability Insurance
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps)
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
Disability Awareness Training

e take a look at the information in this section, and if you would like further information, please speak to one of our benefits counselors in Manhattan at 646-442-4186 or in Queens at 646-442-1512. To review Consumer Rights and Responsibilities, click here.