New York State Expanding Program to Help Individuals with Disabilities find Employment

New York

State Policies & Initiatives: 

“The New York State Employment First Commission, created by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and chaired by the New York State Office of Mental Health, has announced new resources to help increase employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. The new program, called the "Employment First Benefits Advisory System," will provide advice on financial assistance and work incentives for individuals with disabilities who are working or seeking work….

The Benefits Advisory System was developed through a collaborative effort between seven New York State agencies to create a single approach to the coordination of employment supports, and to provide all New Yorkers - regardless of their disability - with a single point of access for all employment-related services, including job matching with the approximately 90,000 jobs currently posted by employers in the New York State Job Bank.”

  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Department of Health, Commission for the Blind, Office of Children and Family Services, Veteran's Affairs, Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, Department of Transportation
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