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Notice:

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) is automatically extending certain TA/MA/SNAP and SNAP only recertifications scheduled to expire in March, April, May, and June for a period of six (6) months (see link). The COVID-19 pandemic prevented some households from submitting recertification forms in a timely manner.

For more information please click on the following links: (English) |  (en Español)

 

Medicaid

 

Location: Lockport Office, 20 East Avenue, Lockport, NY

Walk-in Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Telephone Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.  (716) 278-8400 

Medicaid is designed for low-income people who are unable to pay for medical care. Eligibility, is based on income and resources.

In most situations, unless you are disabled, over age 65 and/or receive Medicare, your application must be processed by the N.Y. State Department of Health.  Call 1-855-355-5777 to apply by phone or to obtain a list of Certified Application Counselors or Navigators in our area, who can help you apply.  You can also receive this information or apply online at http://nystateofhealth.ny.gov.

For the Community Service Society of New York, Public Policy and Education Fund, when you call the 1-800 number your press #2 for Erie and Niagara County's.  You get an operator who takes the client's information and then passes it to a navigator to contact the client to arrange for a place to meet.  They could meet at the client's house, or the library, or any place the client feels comfortable.   View a list of Navigators in Niagara County.

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