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Limited Income Assistance Programs

Application must be made in person or through a representative. Bring proof of age, residency and verification of income, assets and medical expenses. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients are eligible for Medicaid. For further information, contact:

Nassau County Department of Social Services
Medicaid
101 County Seat Drive
Mineola, N.Y. 11501
571-4558

FAMILY HEALTH PLUS

This public health insurance program covers adults between the ages of 19 and 64 who do not have health insurance and have incomes too high to qualify for Medicaid. Family Health Plus provides comprehensive coverage, including prevention, primary care, hospitalization and prescription drugs. There are no costs to participate and services are provided through participating managed care plans. The application is the same as the one used for Medicaid. Contact:

Nassau County Department of Social Services 571-4558

Health and Welfare Council of Long Island 483-1110, ext 11
www.hwcli.com

New York State Department of Health
www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/fhplus/what_is_fhp.htm

SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME- SSI

The Social Security Administration administers a program of financial aid to persons 65 or over and to the blind or disabled who need financial assistance. Income and resource eligibility levels must be met when a claim is filed. For detailed information regarding eligibility, allotments and application, contact:

Social Security Teleservice 1-800-772-1213

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES PUBLIC ASSISTANCE

The Department of Social Services provides financial assistance to persons under 65 who qualify by need and resources and are not eligible for SSI. Some SSI recipients without assets may receive limited additional allotments. SSI recipients may receive emergency funds if their check is lost, stolen or not received. Under special circumstances other emergency assistance may be available. For information contact:

Nassau County Department of Social Services
New Certification -Eligibility Screening
101 County Seat Drive
Mineola, N.Y. 11501
571-4817