CIDNY participant at the disability pride parade.

Poverty affects educational attainment, employment opportunity, health, and well-being. People with disabilities between the ages of 18-64 or age 65 or above are poorer than people without disabilities. While the median household income for people with disabilities ages 18-64 is higher in New York State ($27,559) than nationally ($25,875), NYC has income levels below national and State levels as well as poverty rates that are higher than the national and State rates.

We can assist you in filling out and submitting the applications for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

To get help, call us at 212-674-2300.


What is the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program?

“The Supplemental Security Income Program makes cash assistance payments to aged, blind and disabled people (including children under age 18) who have limited income and resources. The Federal government funds SSI from general tax revenues. Title XVI of the Social Security Act authorizes SSI benefits.”

Supplemental Security Income overview

Understanding Supplemental Security Income

Questions on Supplemental Security Income

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For more information on applying for SSI, please contact us.

What is the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Program?

“The Social Security Disability Insurance Program provides benefits to disabled or blind individuals who are “insured” by workers’ contributions to the Social Security trust fund. These contributions are the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) Social Security tax paid on their earnings or those of their spouses or parents. Title II of the Social Security Act authorizes SSDI benefits.”

Overview of Who Can Get Social Security Disability Benefits/SSI Benefits

Social Security Disability Insurance Employment Support

For information on Work Incentives, Unsuccessful Work Attempts, Trial Work Periods, Extended Period of Eligibility, Continuation of Medicare Coverage, Continued Payment under a Vocational Rehabilitation Program, Medicare for Individuals with Disabilities who Work, and other work-related questions, go to:

Social Security Online: Red Book

Find your nearest Social Security Office.

For more information on how to apply for SSDI, please contact us.