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Guide Dog Assistance Program

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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 on information contained in the "Application/Recertification Guide Dog Food Program".

What are the eligibility requirements?

  • Reside in New York State;
  • Be eligible for or in receipt of Supplemental Security Income;
  • Not have any exempted earned income, and
  • Maintain a guide/service dog.

How much will the dog receive in benefits?
The monthly benefit is $35.00 for the purchase of food for guide/service dogs.

How would one apply?
Information and applications for benefits may be made in person at 797 Broadway, or by calling (518) 388-4470.


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Dennis J. Packard
Commissioner

797 Broadway
Schenectady, New York  12305-2704
Ph: 518-388-4470
Fax: 518-388-4644


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