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Are you employed or preparing to work?

Many individuals with disabilities fear that work activity will result in an immediate loss of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) cash benefits, or a loss of health insurance through Medicaid or Medicare. Talking with a knowledgeable Community Work Incentive Coordinator (Benefits Specialist) can ease some of the worry and help with planning.

How do you get started?

Note: The regional funder has decided to deliver this service differently and is no longer sub-contracting with other agencies, including Starbridge, effective July 1, 2019.

If you need Benefits Advisement, you may be eligible for support through one of these resources/agencies:

 Ticket to Work

 ACCES-VR
 (Rochester District Office)

 NYS Commission for the Blind

 Phone:

1-866-968-7842

1-866-833-2967 (TTY)

 Phone:

585-238-2900 or

1-800-462-0178

 Phone:

1-866-871-3000

 Web:

https://choosework.ssa.gov/

 Web:

http://www.acces.nysed.gov/vr

 Web:

https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/cb/

 

While Starbridge cannot provide Benefits Advisement in the near future, we are here and willing to support in other aspects of your life – from advocacy to employment to connecting you with supports in your community. Please don’t hesitate to call us at 585-546-1700.