Medicaid Application Assistance Program (MAAP)

Funded by the New York State Department of Health (DOH), the Medicaid Application Assistance Program (MAAP) helps individuals who are over 65, certified blind and/or disabled regardless of age, to apply for programs through Department of Social Services, including, Community Medicaid programs, Medicaid Buy-In for Working People with Disabilities, Medicaid Spend-Down, Managed Long Term Care (MLTC), and Nursing Home/Chronic Care Coverage.

This program was created to ensure the Aged, Blind and Disabled have access to comprehensive, affordable health insurance. We have a team of experienced enrollment staff throughout Western New York who are ready to assist you with the application process for Medicaid.

Lead Agency
Western New York Independent Living, Inc.

Overall Programmatic Questions

Director of the Medicaid Application Assistance Program (MAAP) for the Aging, Blind and Disabled:
Daniel Colpoys, 716-836-0822 ext. 166

Program Coordinator:
Elsa Hernandez, 716-836-0822 ext. 130 

Erie County, WNY Independent Living, Inc., 716-836-0822 ext. 331

Niagara County, Niagara Independent Living of Niagara County 716-284-4131 ext. 231

Genesee County, Independent Living of Genesee Region, 585-815-8501 ext. 415

Orleans County, Independent Living of Genesee Region, 585-815-8501 ext. 415

Wyoming County, Independent Living of Genesee Region, 585-815-8501 ext. 415

Cattaraugus County, Directions for Independent Living, 716-557-3030

Chautauqua County, Southwestern Independent Living Center, 716-661-3010

Allegheny County, Directions for Independent Living, 716-557-3030

Essex County, North Country Center for Independence 518-563-9058 ext. 109

Clinton County, North Country Center for Independence 518-563-9058 ext. 109

Franklin County, Maximizing Independence Living Choices (MILC), 315-764-9442 ext. 110

St. Lawrence County, Maximizing Independence Living Choices (MILC), 315-764-9442 ext. 110

Jefferson County, Maximizing Independence Living Choices (MILC), 315-764-9442 ext. 110

Lewis County, Maximizing Independence Living Choices (MILC), 315-764-9442 ext. 110