Summary of 2022 Changes to NYC’s FHEPS & CityFHEPS

Published on January, 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 [...]

​Non-MAGI Medicaid and Medicare Savings Program Expansions Starting in January 2023

Published on December, 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 [...]

Subsidized Childcare for Children without Documentation

Published on December, 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 [...]

NYS Increases HEAP Base Benefit for 2022-2023 Season

Published on December, 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 [...]