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Putnam Independent Living Services (PILS) is a satellite office of the Westchester Independent Living Center (WILC). WILC is a not-for-profit, community-based advocacy and resource center that serves people of all ages with all types of disabilities. It is part of a national network of centers that provide a wide spectrum of non-residential and non-medical services. These services are designed by, directed by, and in most cases, delivered by qualified disabled individuals. The scope of the services is directed by individual and community needs.

WILC's/PILS's mission is two-pronged: 1) to assist individuals with disabilities become as independent as they can be and 2) to work within the community to provide Education, Disability Awareness, and Advocacy for the Removal of Barriers.

PILS is located in Carmel, NY - Putnam County's County Seat. It not only provides services to Putnam County, but it also facilitates WILC is servicing the northern part of WILC's catchment area, i.e., Putnam County, northern Westchester, Dutchess, Orange, and Sullivan Counties. WILC's main office is located in White Plains, NY - Westchester County's County Seat.

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Westchester Independent Living Center (WILC) promotes the Independent Living philosophy of CHOICE, SOCIETAL INCLUSION and EMPOWERMENT for persons with disabilities.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOU RECEIVE BOTH MEDICARE AND MEDICAID

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER MEDICAID MANAGED LONG TERM CARE IMPLEMENTATION

Medicaid managed care in New York State is continuing to be phased in on an aggressive schedule. Dual eligibles - low income elderly or disabled Medicare recipients who qualify for Medicaid - who need long term care services for more than 120 days are now subject to mandatory enrollment in Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) in New York City, Long Island, and Westchester, with expansion planned for Upstate New York this year.

Legislation sponsored by Assembly member Gottfried, A.4996, seeks to clarify due process protections for dual eligibles and ensure they are mandated into the MLTC Program and have the same procedural rights to notice and fair hearings as other Medicaid recipients. Specifically, the bill addresses the differences in the protections afforded enrollees that have emerged during the implementation of the Managed Long Term Care program:

  • A.4996 guarantees that dual eligibles have the same fair hearing rights as other managed care enrollees and are not required to exhaust internal appeals first.

  • A.4996 also clarifies that MLTC plans may not arbitrarily reduce long term care services at any time without the consumer having the right to seek review with services continuing pending that review.

IF YOU RECEIVE BOTH MEDICARE AND MEDICAID, ENSURE YOUR RIGHTS ARE PROTECTED

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT for A.4996 by calling or emailing:

Assembly member Gottfried: 518.455.4939, GottfriedR@assembly.state.ny.us

Assembly member Sandy Galef: 914.941.1111, galefs@assembly.state.ny.us

Assembly member Amy Paulin: 914.723.1115, paulina@assembly.state.ny.us

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING A WILC SYSTEMS ADVOCACY VOUNTEER, CALL: Lisa Tarricone @914.682.3926 ext. 2112

Regional Programs

These WILC/PILS programs serve 7 counties of the Lower Hudson Valley Region - Putnam, Westchester, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan, and Ulster.

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The following links provide information on topics of concern for persons with disabilities.

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WILC Main Office
200 Hamilton Avenue, 2nd Floor
White Plains, New York 10601
(914) 682-3926 (Voice)
866-933-5390 (VP/TTY)
(914) 682-8518 (FAX)
Directions to WILC

Satellite Office PILS
1961 Route 6, 2nd Floor
Carmel, New York 10512
845-228-7457 (Voice)
866-933-5390 (VP/TTY)
845-228-7460 (Fax)
Directions to PILS

Yonkers Outreach Office
Pathways to Success
75 Riverdale Avenue
Yonkers, New York 10701
914-376-8600 (Voice)

     
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