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Benefit Development Resource Guide

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NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)

Description

The Benefit Development Resource Guide (Resource Guide) is designed to assist employees who are responsible for developing the benefits and entitlements necessary to fund services for individuals served by OPWDD and voluntary provider agencies. It is not intended to be read from cover to cover, though those new to the topics discussed may wish to do so. The Resource Guide is primarily intended to be used as a reference during the process of assisting individuals in developing the benefits necessary to fund their care.

This guide provides detailed information about conducting eligibility investigations, protecting assets, and applying for Medicaid, the OPWDD Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security benefits (SSDI), Medicare, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP – formerly called Food Stamps). The manual consists of this introduction and the following sections:

  • Benefit Development
  • Liability for Services
  • Medicaid
  • Home and Community Based Services Waiver
  • Supplemental Security Income
  • Social Security Benefits 
  • Work Incentives 
  • Medicare
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
  • Resource Management
  • Additional Resources

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At-Home ServicesCommunity CareDay Treatment ProgramsFinancial SupportsHealth InsuranceHousing SupportsIndependent LivingMedical/Physical HealthResidential Care/PlacementsRespiteSelf-Directed Care

Related Terms

HCBWbasedcommunitydisabilitiesdisabilityeligibilityentitlementshomeincentivesmedicaidprovidersnapsocial securityvoluntarywaiverwork
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