Get Food Help Image
Are you or someone you know looking for food help this holiday season? CIDNY can help New Yorkers with disabilities connect to food pantries in your neighborhood and/or apply for long term food help. Low income New Yorkers with disabilities can get food help through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps). Low…
ICAN Helps New Yorkers Who Need Long-Term Care Image
New York State’s Independent Consumer Advocacy Network (ICAN) program helps New Yorkers with disabilities with their health insurance and long-term care problems. Long-term care includes care in a nursing home or in your own home with help from an aide. Personal care aides can help with activities like getting dressed, walking, and going to the…
Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities 5 Years After Hurricane Sandy Image
Areas of Long Island, NY, shown during a Coast Guard overflight on Oct. 30, 2012, the day after Hurricane Sandy hit. US Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson. Flickr Creative Commons License.
Five years ago, emergency preparedness efforts failed people with disabilities during Hurricane Sandy. Three years later, we won a court case against the City on disaster preparedness for people with disabilities (Emergency Preparedness Case Settlement Release). We’re taking a look at what’s changed. In 2014, we negotiated with the City to improve emergency planning for…
It’s Almost Time for Open Enrollment Image
Open enrollment season is coming for the NY State of Health, the Marketplace where you can sign up for health insurance offered through the Affordable Care Act or ACA (also known as Obamacare). Open enrollment starts November 1, 2017 for new enrollments and November 16, 2017 for renewals. Open enrollment runs through January 31, 2018.…
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