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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 Mar 30, 2023 by Leslie Bailey
In February 2023, the Legal Aid Society and co-counsel at Freshfields filed a class-action lawsuit named "Chen v. Vislack" against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The lawsuit aims to challenge the agency's regulations that govern the replacement of SNAP benefits stolen through a method known as "skimming," which is an electronic form of theft from [...]
Published on Feb 8, 2023 by Leslie Bailey
On December 29, 2022, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (the Omnibus) was signed into law. The Omnibus includes provisions for the replacement of stolen EBT benefits using federal funds.  The law allows states to replace certain benefits stolen October 1, 2022, through September 30, 2024. The benefit theft that qualifies includes card skimming, card cloning, and [...]
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 [...]

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