Disability and Health in New York State

Information on Disability Benefits

Please note: The Department of Health Disability and Health Program does not provide any disability benefit payment programs. Benefits available through other state agencies are described below.

Benefits if Injured Off the Job

If you are disabled by an off the job illness or injury, New York State disability benefits insurance through the State Insurance Fund provides temporary cash benefits to eligible wage earners. Disabilities arising from pregnancies may also be covered. For more information visit the NYS Insurance Fund Disability Benefits page. The Workers' Compensation Board can answer questions on this program; call toll-free at 1-800-353-3092.

On the Job Injuries

If you are injured on the job you may be eligible for Workers' Compensation coverage. Visit the New York State Workers' Compensation Board site for more information. You may also call the Workers' Compensation Board toll-free at 1-800-353-3092.

Social Security

Visit Social Security Online for information on their programs. You can also find out if you are eligible for any Social Security benefits and apply for Social Security Disability benefits.

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