Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alert

Financial Empowerment Centers are not providing in-person assistance until further notice, but you can still schedule an appointment to speak with a financial counselor by phone. 

Need something else?

EmpoweredNYC is an initiative to build financial security for people and families with disabilities.

If you or someone in your family has a disability, you can schedule a free and confidential financial counseling appointment.

Counselors trained on disability benefits and accessibility can help you:

  • Manage your benefits and services, including Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), while paying bills and saving money
  • Understand work incentives so you can start or return to work and continue to receive monthly SSDI or SSI payments
  • Tackle Social Security Administration (SSA) overpayments
  • Reduce your debt
  • Strengthen your credit score
  • Open an ABLE account
  • Open a bank account


Book an appointment online.

By Phone

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alert

Phone assistance is currently unavailable.

If you have questions about a financial counseling appointment or your portal account, email

ASL Direct via Video Phone

Call (646) 889-2626.