You can get assistance with health benefits for people with disabilities, including Medicaid and financial assistance programs for Medicare.

Working people with disabilities, age 16 to 64, may be eligible for Medicaid health care coverage.

You may be eligible even if your income is over the Medicaid limit.

Learn more about Medicaid.

  • Agency: Human Resources Administration
  • Division: Medicaid Helpline
  • Phone Number: (888) 692-6116
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
  • Automated Assistance is available in English and Spanish 24 hours, 7 days a week. Staff is available through the automated phone system during business hours, except on City Holidays. Most languages are available through a staff person.

The Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program (HIICAP) offers free counseling about health benefits to disabled individuals who have Medicare. 

You must make an appointment for in-person assistance.

Learn more about HIICAP.

  • Agency: Department for the Aging
  • Division: Aging Connect
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Call volume is often high. If you get a busy signal, try again later or email Agents are available during business hours.

If you have a disability, or are blind or low vision, you can get free in-person help applying for Medicaid and financial assistance programs for Medicare.

Assistance is available at Medicaid Offices or community enrollment sites.

An enrollment facilitator will:

  • Find out if you qualify for public health insurance coverage
  • Help you enroll or recertify in Medicaid or financial assistance programs for Medicare

Find a Medicaid office.

  • Agency: Human Resources Administration
  • Division: Health Insurance Enrollment Assistance
  • Phone Number: (347) 396-4705
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

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