What is SCAT, and how do I apply?
SCAT Paratransit is a shared-ride bus system, an extension of public transit in Suffolk County, designed to transport individuals with disabilities. Please note that it is not intended for emergencies, such as hospital visits. To apply for SCAT Paratransit services, download the application from our website's application section (left side under applications) or call 631-853-8333 to request an application via mail or email. Further details on eligibility criteria and application instructions are included in the application.
What is the Disability Discount Card, and how can I obtain one?
The Disability Discount Card offers discounts at parks, beaches, and public buses. Apply through our website's application section. If certified as disabled by your physician, you can also obtain a “Green Key” card for additional benefits. For more details, contact the Suffolk County Office for People with Disabilities at (631) 853-8333 or the Suffolk County Department of Parks, Recreation & Conservation at (631) 854-4956.
How can I get a handicap parking tag?
Local townships provide handicap parking tags. Please contact your local township to request an application.
I am having trouble accessing a business. Can you help?
Yes, our office assists with accessibility issues related to residential and commercial properties. Please contact us for assistance.
Does your office provide financial assistance?
Our office does not directly offer financial assistance. However, such services are provided by DSS (Department of Social Services) and SSI (Social Security Administration). For applications or inquiries about pending cases, please contact these departments.
I am a disabled person looking for employment. Are there any resources available?
Yes, our office provides information on employment opportunities for disabled individuals and programs like 55a. Feel free to contact us for more information.