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  By the NYC Health Commissioner
  9/11-Affected People
  Healthcare Professionals

9/11 Health - Links - Financial Assistance

Organizations Providing 9/11 Specific Assistance

New York State Workers' Compensation Board
What Is Provided:Compensation for lost wages or medical benefits for 9/11-related health conditions
For Whom: Eligible rescue, recovery and clean-up workers who register by September 11, 2010.
Contact: Call (877) 632-4996 or visit


Office of Financial Empowerment
What Is Provided:Financial education and debt/credit information to help New Yorkers get, save, protect and manage their money
For Whom: New Yorkers with low incomes
Contact: Call 311 or visit


Organizations Providing General Financial Assistance


Big Apple Prescription Drug Discount Card 
What Is Provided:Average discount of 47%
For Whom:  All New Yorkers
Contact:   Visit or call 311.


Con Edison Energy Share Program
What Is Provided:One-time grants up to $200 to help pay monthly electricity bills
For Whom: Con Edison customers who are HEAP eligible and facing disconnection; program begins February 1, 2011
Contact: Call (877) 480-7427 or visit
Other Languages: Spanish


Con Edison Medical Emergency Program
What Is Provided:Up to 30 days of additional time to pay a gas or electric bill
For Whom: Patients facing a medical emergency.
Contact: Call (800) 752-6633


The First Hand Foundation
What Is Provided:Help with health-related needs when insurance and other financial resources are exhausted
For Whom: Children
Contact: Call (816) 201-1569 or contact


Job Centers 
What Is Provided:

On-site access to job search and placement services, childcare information, vocational, educational and training services, as well as referrals for Medicaid, food stamp and other emergency assistance benefits (such as help with rent)

For Whom: Able-bodied New Yorkers who need public assistance
Contact: Call 311, HRA Hotline at (877) 472-8411 or visit


National Grid Medical Emergency Program
What Is Provided:Up to 30 days of additional time to pay a phone, gas, electric, or water bill
For Whom: Long Island residents facing a medical emergency
Contact: Call (800) 266-1923 or visit


National Grid Neighborhood Heating Fund
What Is Provided:Once-a-year grants up to $200 to help pay heating bills
For Whom: National Grid customers in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island who are HEAP eligible
Contact: Call (718) 422-4207


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services'
Hill-Burton Free Health Care Program
What Is Provided:Free or discounted services at certain hospitals, clinics, and other facilities
For Whom: People unable to pay based on income level
Contact: Call (800) 638-0742 or visit

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