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Published on Apr 12, 2023 by Yvonne Peña
The NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA) has extended the temporary policy change of not requiring a housing court case for eligibility of FHEPS (Family Homelessness & Eviction Prevention Supplement) and CityFHEPS (City Fighting Homelessness & Eviction Prevention Supplement) to December 31, 2023. Households in the community at risk of homelessness (that is, not residing in a [...]
Published on Feb 1, 2023 by Leslie Bailey
Since April 2020, the Benefits Plus Learning Center has been current on the changes to policy and procedures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the height of the pandemic there were many federal and state waivers to provide greater flexibility in the application process for cash benefit programs. However, many of these waivers have [...]
Published on Jan 24, 2023 by Leslie Bailey
Beginning February 2023, BEV will resume their operations and conduct investigative interviews over the phone. Prior to the pandemic, the BEV review included an interview at the BEV office with all adults listed on the application and, if needed, a home visit. However, throughout the public health emergency, BEV paused their operations.Only certain Cash Assistance applicant [...]
Published on Dec 29, 2022 by Leslie Bailey
Effective December 11, 2022, NYS has increased the HEAP base benefit amount for households that pay a vendor directly for heat for the 2022-2023 HEAP season. Households who had already received their HEAP benefit before the increase was implemented, are entitled to a supplement bringing them to the new base amount. For example, if your primary [...]

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