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Published on Dec 1, 2023 by Leslie Bailey
A nationwide class action lawsuit filed by NYLAG, Justice in Aging, and Arnold & Porter alleged that pandemic-related administrative errors and shutdowns with the Social Security Administration led to a combination of benefit reductions, benefit terminations, and benefit overpayments, adversely affecting SSI beneficiaries.From March 2020 to April 2022, with Social Security’s field offices closed, many older [...]
Published on Aug 21, 2023 by Leslie Bailey
NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA) has created a portal for those who have had their benefits stolen electronically (EBT skimming).  Cash Assistance (CA) and SNAP have separate rules on how far back someone can claim replacement benefits and how often. Here are some things to keep in mind before you file:Clients are not required to have [...]
Published on Jun 19, 2023 by Leslie Bailey
Effective June 1, 2023, the earned income disregard for Cash Assistance (CA) will be set at 62%.All recipient households on CA who have earnings are allowed certain earned income disregards (EID) when calculating their cash grant: 62% earned income disregard and an additional $150 general disregard after. The Office of Temporary Disability Assistance adjusts the EID [...]
Published on May 16, 2023 by Leslie Bailey
Effective immediately, New York State has expanded eligibility guidelines to include new categories of non-citizens. New categories of eligible non-citizens include those with an application or petition pending with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for Asylum (with no Employment Authorization Document (EAD)), Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and [...]

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