Access-A-Ride provides transportation for people with disabilities who are unable to use public bus or subway service for some or all of their trips. It offers shared ride, door-to-door paratransit service in all five boroughs for the same cost as regular public transportation. An application and interview with a healthcare professional are necessary to determine eligibility.
A non-profit organization committed to assisting people with disabilities to live independently and participate fully in community life. Coordinates services for Medicaid-eligible adults living in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan. These services include adult day health care, home care, meal delivery, personal emergency response, rehabilitation, and more.
Purchases new prescription eyeglasses for eligible low-income people through a voucher program. This site explains the program and how to apply, and identifies national programs that provide free eye exams.
ADA Paratransit service is for riders with disabilities or health conditions which prevent them from using fixed route service (Buses and "El" Trains).
Provides supportive services for entertainment professionals and their families who are coping with a short- or long-term illness or disability. Social workers help develop personalized plans, and information and advocacy is available to help negotiate medical bills, coordinate public or private benefits, arrange for home care, and facilitate referrals to community resources.
This site provides information for those injured on the job as well as employers on how to apply for workers compensation, how to locate an authorized physician as well as access to online forms.
Provides information for employees, employers, insurers and medical providers about workmans' compensation benefits and work-related injuries and illnesses.
Provides information about federal, state, local and private programs that help pay for prescription drugs, utility bills, meals, health, and a variety of other basic needs.
Gives you tools and information on employment, health coverage, and benefits. Use it to find out how a job may affect your total income and your health coverage.
Provides information on public benefits by state. It is also has an online screening questionnaire that determines the benefits for which the user may be eligible.
A federally funded program that provides medical and prescription coverage for seniors and the disabled.
A federal agency that administers benefits to retired and disabled individuals.
Rights and Advocacy
Assists people who are enrolled in or eligible for Medicare with Medicare rights issues, including accessing benefits on a limited income, benefits counseling, federal Medicare reform advocacy and more.
CIDNY provides outreach, advocacy, information and referrals as well as direct services to people with disabilities healthcare around housing, public benefits, employment and education.
A taxi dispatch service specifically designed for and available to the disability community living in or visiting New York City. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and requires no advance reservations.