Last month, the New York State Legislature passed a budget which includes new Medicaid rules, scheduled to take effect October 1, 2020. Some of these changes may make it more difficult for seniors and disabled New Yorkers to access government programs that help them remain in their homes as they get older.
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Also, if you have specific questions about Medicaid and Medicare, you can still take advantage of our Senior Benefits Individual Counseling services! Drop-in counseling will remain closed until they can assure a level of safety for their volunteers and the clients they serve, but the SBIC Helpline continues to provide remote support for those in need. The Helpline can be reached by calling 914-231-3260 or by emailing SBICS@wlsmail.org. Volunteer coordinators monitor the helpline seven days a week; leave a name, question, and preferred contact method and counselors will get you pointed in the right direction.