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About EmpoweredNYC

Free and confidential financial counseling for people with disabilities.

  • Manage your Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits
  • Tackle Social Security Administration (SSA) overpayments
  • Transition to work

*Important Update*

As of January 2022, EmpoweredNYC financial counseling will continue as part of the NYC Financial Empowerment Centers. All Financial Empowerment Center counselors are trained to serve clients with disabilities.

Book an appointment online OR Call 311 to book an appointment.

Trainings and Webinars

Empowered to Act! Micro-Trainings are free video trainings that focus on common topics that impact people with disabilities. From ABLE Accounts to Work Incentives for SSDI and SSI Beneficiaries, learn more about the trainings.

Empowerment ED is a free webinar series to train service providers, caseworkers, other professionals who work with people with disabilities to better understand and address the unique financial situations of people with disabilities. Learn more about webinars with National Disability Institute (NDI) at EmpoweredNYC Webinars

EmpoweredNYC Working Group Members & Press Releases

Working group members include:

Read 10/07/2019 press release: EmpoweredNYC Launches City's First Citywide Public Awareness Campaign for People with Disabilities

Read 12/28/2021 press release: EmpoweredNYC Helps New Yorkers with Disabilities Achieve Nearly Half Million Dollars in Savings and Debt Reduction

About Empowered Cities

Empowered Cities is a new national initiative that will enable municipalities to expand financial empowerment and economic inclusion for people with disabilities and their families. Co-developed and launched with a $2 million investment from Citi Community Development (CCD), Empowered Cities is a partnership with National Disability Institute (NDI) that will engage municipalities across the U.S. to design, test and deliver innovative and scalable solutions for expanding financial inclusion in the disability community.

Through Empowered Cities, NDI will:

  • hold national gatherings with community stakeholders
  • conduct trainings for service providers, financial counselors, nonprofits, and municipal staff
  • produce a catalog of new publications and training curricula
  • build national field knowledge about tailored, citywide financial inclusion models

Read 01/29/18 press release: De Blasio Administration Joins Citi Community Development and the National Disability Institute to Launch Initiative Aimed at Strengthening the Financial Health of People with Disabilities