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Published on Jan 10, 2023 by Leslie Bailey
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 law, which was recently passed by Congress, ended the SNAP Emergency Allotment (EA), also known as a SNAP supplement. By March 2023, all SNAP households’ benefits will return to “normal amounts” (budgeted amounts), without the added supplement. View USDA announcement here. Background: On March 2020, NYS elected to utilize this temporary [...]
Published on Jan 4, 2023 by Yvonne Peña
In 2022, NYC Department of Social Services’ (DSS) made major changes to rental subsidy programs, CityFHEPS and FHEPS. Below is a summary of these changes, which include increasing the maximum rental amount, establishing a new method to determine the subsidy amount, and enacting a rent reasonableness test. Increased Maximum Rent AmountsThe maximum rent amounts for both [...]
Published on Dec 31, 2022 by Michelle Berney
Effective January 1, 2023, there are increases to non-MAGI Medicaid income and resource limits, as well as increases to the Medicare Savings Program (MSP) income limits. As a result of these changes, more people will qualify for these benefits. In addition, those who already have non-MAGI Medicaid and/or a MSP need to understand what these expansions [...]
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 [...]

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