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Published on Mar 24, 2024 by Michelle Berney
Effective January 1, 2024, New York State is waiving the citizenship/immigration requirements for Medicaid coverage for residents who are age 65 or older, as long as they meet all other eligibility criteria. Prior to this change, this population was only eligible for Medicaid to treat an emergency medical condition (also known as Emergency Medicaid).Coverage will only [...]
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 [...]
Published on Dec 29, 2022 by Leslie Bailey
Promise NYC is a new NYC-administered program, set to launch in January 2023, that will increase access to subsidized childcare for children without documentation, as well as for other children who are ineligible for existing programs due to federal citizenship/immigration rules.To help launch the program, the NYC Administration for Children Services (ACS) has contracted with four [...]
Published on Nov 22, 2022 by Leslie Bailey
On October 5, 2022, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a decision on the legality of the 2012 Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) policy. The court partially affirmed the district court’s July 2021 decision declaring the 2012 DACA policy unlawful. However, the court of appeals preserved the partial stay issued by [...]

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