Financial Supports

The Arc of Chemung has limited ability to provide financial supports, but can do so in certain situations through the following initiatives:

  • Individual Support Services - This is an OPWDD-approved financial service that can help people living independently in the community in “closing the gaps” between their income and legitimate expenses.

  • Family Reimbursement - Provides financial assistance for goods and services and/or respite for families that have a developmentally disabled family member living at home. Items that can potentially be reimbursed: adaptive equipment, incontinence products, special dietary needs (as prescribed by a physician), etc. Awards are based on available funds and number of applicants.  Reimbursement is limited to $1,500 of allowable expenses for one calendar year.

  • Camp Reimbursement - Through this program, individuals who wish to attend camps that are designed specifically for people with disabilities can have their admission/attendance fees paid. Reimbursement is made on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to $500 per person, per calendar year.

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