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, 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. Our housing specialists 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.

To find out what benefits you qualify for we encourage you to first complete a
BenefitsCheckUp. A BenefitsCheckUp helps you find and enroll in public and private benefits programs. You can also find most applications online. It's simple and free and always includes the most up-to-date information.

Health Benefits

Social Security Disability Insurance
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps)
Emergency Preparedness
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.