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Health insurance (4)+

  • Medicaid

    Medicaid is a government health insurance program administered by the Human Resources Administration in the City of New York. There are income limits to qualify. Content Detail

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    Gay Men's Health Crisis - Legal Department
  • HIV Uninsured Care Programs (ADAP)

    There are four different programs to provide coverage for health care costs associated with treatment of HIV/AIDS. Follow this link to information from NYS Department of Health on all these programs, including eligibility criteria, relationship with Medicaid, and application forms. Content Detail

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    New York State Department of Health
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  • Frequently Asked Questions about Part D and ADAP

    Follow this link to a webpage from NYS Department of Health that explains the relationship between Part D and ADAP for people with HIV/AIDS who have Medicare. Content Detail

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    New York State Department of Health
  • HIV Special Needs Plans (SNP)

    Follow this link to a webpage that describes a type of Medicaid Managed Care program that people with HIV/AIDS may voluntarily join, what services are covered and how care is accessed. Content Detail

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    New York State Department of Health

Short-term disability benefits (1)+

  • New York State Disability (NYSD)

    NYSD is short term disability paid by an insurance company that has a contract with your employer. NYSD pays ½ of your gross (before taxes) weekly salary to a maximum of $170 per week. Click for more information. Content Detail

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    Gay Men's Health Crisis - Legal Department

Social Security Disability and SSI (2)+

  • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

    Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a benefit from the federal government that provides monthly payments based on the amount of taxes you paid during your work history. Payments start 6 months after the date of onset of disability (no payments in the first 5 months). It generally takes 3-4 months to process the claim but it could take longer. There is no income or resource test for SSDI. Once you have been receiving SSDI checks for 24 months, you will become Medicare (not Medicaid) eligible. Click to learn more. Content Detail

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    Gay Men's Health Crisis - Legal Department
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

    SSI is a program for those with limited income and resources. Medicaid (not Medicare) coverage comes automatically with SSI in New York. There is a resource (money in the bank, IRAs, CDs, etc.) limit of $2,000 for singles and $3,000 for couples. If you own your primary residence, it will not count as a resource. Click for more information. Content Detail

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    Gay Men's Health Crisis - Legal Department

I want to apply for public assistance (2)+

More information (1)+