Grants of Assistance for Guide Dogs (GAGD) are provided to eligible blind, hearing impaired, or disabled persons who maintain guide/service dogs. Eligibility is determined based information contained in the "Application/Recertification Guide Dog Food Program" form.
Applicants for this program must:
- Reside in New York State
- Be eligible for or in receipt of Supplemental Security Income
- Maintain a guide/service dog
The monthly benefit is $35.00 for the purchase of food for guide/service dogs.
How to apply for this benefit
Information for benefits may be made in person at the social services district office serving the household's municipality or by calling (914) 995-6055.
Households receiving this benefit will be sent an "Application/Recertification Guide Dog Food Program" form every 6 months. This form must be completed and returned in order for continuing eligibility to be established.