Disability Services

Navigating the programs and services available for individuals with disabilities can be daunting. NFHF has provided several resources for the most common state and federal programs available. 


Do I Qualify for Medicaid?

  • Receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) from the Social Security Administration (SSA)

  • Get financial help from the Office of Family Support (OFS) through the Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP)

  • Are disabled according to the Social Security Administration’s definition

  • Have corrected vision no better than 20/200

  • Are a child under age 19

  • Are pregnant

  • Have no insurance and need treatment for breast and/or cervical cancer

  • Receive Medicare coverage and are low-income, or 

  • Are aged 19 to 64 years old, have a household income less than 138% of the federal poverty level, doesn't already qualify for Medicaid or Medicare, and meet citizenship requirement


Medicaid Programs

How Do I Apply for Medicaid?

Social Security

Who Qualifies for Social Security Disability Benefits?

  • "Social Security pays benefits to people who can’t work because they have a medical condition that’s expected to last at least one year or result in death."

  • "Certain family members of disabled workers can also receive money from Social Security."


Do I qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

How Do I Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits?

What is Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?

  • "pays benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources."

What is Supplemental Security Disability Income (SSDI)?

  • "pays benefits to you and certain family members if you are “insured,” meaning that you worked long enough – and recently enough - and paid Social Security taxes on your earnings."

Disability Evaluation Under Social Security - Adult Listing (Part A)

Disability Evaluation Under Social Security - Children Listing (Part B)

  • Low Birthrate and Failure to Thrive

  • Musculoskeletal System

  • Respiratory Disorders

  • Cardiovascular System

  • Digestive System

  • Genitourinary Disorders

  • Hematological Disorders

  • Skin Disorders

  • Endocrine Disorders

  • Congenital Disorders that Affect Multiple Body Systems

  • Neurological Disorders

  • Mental Disorders

  • Cancer (Malignant Neoplastic Diseases)

  • Immune System Disorders


Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities

The Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities (OCDD) serves as the Single Point of Entry (SPOE) into the developmental disabilities services system and oversees public and private residential services and other services for people with developmental disabilities.

Florida Parishes Human Services Authorit

Florida Parishes

Human Services Authority

Florida Parishes Human Services Authority (FPHSA) is the single point of entry for developmental disabilities services in the following parishes: Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington Parish.

  • Flexible Family Fund

  • Diversification

  • ICF/DD Residential Services

  • Individual and Family Support

  • Support Coordination

  • Supported Living

  • Transition Services

  • Vocational and Rehabilitative Services

  • Waiver Services

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EarlySteps provides services to families with infants and toddlers aged birth to three years (36 months) who have a medical condition likely to result in a developmental delay, or who have developmental delays. Children with delays in cognitive, motor, vision, hearing, communication, social-emotional or adaptive development may be eligible for services. EarlySteps services are designed to improve the family's capacity to enhance their child's development. These services are provided in the child's natural environment, such as the child's home, child care or any other community setting typical for children aged birth to 3 years (36 months).