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Living with a Disability/Visually Impaired

Living with a Disability / Visually Impaired

If you are living with a disability and/or blindness, you may have special options for health insurance and services. Many people who are living with a disability or blindness can get Medicare. If you have low-income, you may also qualify for Medicaid. If you are working, you may be able to get extra financial help to pay for health care. If you don't have Medicare, you can search for private health insurance options on the NY State of Health Marketplace. Financial help is available.

Your Health Insurance Options

Get Help to Apply

You can find in-person help if you qualify to apply on the NY State of Health Marketplace.

NYC's Facilitated Enrollment for the Aged, Blind and Disabled Program: For free help applying for Medicaid or for help to cover Medicare costs. You must be 65 and over and/or living with a disability or blindness.

Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program (HIICAP): For free, impartial information about Medicare and other health insurance options. Call 311 and ask for the Department for the Aging HIICAP Program.

Special Health Care Options

  • Lighthouse Guild: Health care services for people who are blind or visually impaired

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