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Disability Law News – April 2022

Posted on May 2nd, 2022

The Disability Law News is published four times per year for disability advocates across New York State.

To download the April 2022 issue, click here!

Featured articles in this issue:

SSA Offices Reopen After Extended Closure

Supreme Court Permits Puerto Rico’s Exclusion from SSI

Can Old Overpayments Be Collected?

SSA Releases Equity Action Plan

Court Affirms ALJ Decision Rejecting Treating Opinions

Afghan Refugees Eligible for SSI

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Disability Law News – January 2022

Posted on January 30th, 2022

The Disability Law News is published four times per year for disability advocates across New York State.

To download the January 2022 issue, click here!

 

Featured articles in this issue:

Is SSA Finally Reopening?

SCOTUS Hears Puerto Rico SSI Case

Goldberg Kelly Payments Extended

SSA to Reopen Pandemic Assistance Cases

Medicare Hikes Announced

 


SNAP Budget Worksheet for New York State 2021

Posted on January 25th, 2021

The new updated SNAP budget worksheet, effective January 1, 2021, from Hunger Solutions New York.


Child Care Copayment Disparities by County

Posted on January 13th, 2021

Featured below is an updated Child Care Copayment Chart for families of three with an annual income of $43,440 (200% of poverty) showing the copayment multiplier for each social services district in New York. This chart is based of a review of the annual plan updates and the COVID -19 waiver chart posted on the OCFS website as of January 2, 2021. For nine counties that had not posted annual plan updates for 2020, 2019 data was used.

 

We recommend you view the PDF here.

 

There are many changes from last year’s chart. Most striking is that only four districts continue with the impossibly high copayment multiplier of 35%, which is the number applied to the family’s income over the poverty level to calculate the parent share. Last year eighteen districts used this multiplier. Many districts have reduced their copayments to 25%, 20%, or even 10%.  Last year only three counties chose to use the 10% copayments multiplier, which is the lowest permitted under state regulation. This year there are eight counties with 10% multipliers. Other important news to note is that the social services districts highlighted in red obtained approval from OCFS to waive copayments. The list of counties that are currently waiving copayments is updated monthly on the OCFS website at https://ocfs.ny.gov/programs/childcare/plans/ altogether for as permitted by 20 OCFS ADM-06, available at: https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/policies/external/ocfs_2020/ADM/20-OCFS-ADM-06.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also featured below is a chart which shows the annual copayment required from families of three with incomes between the poverty level and 275% of the poverty level, and the percentage of the family’s gross income that that payment represents.

 

We recommend you view the PDF here.


Find Your DAP Service Provider!

Posted on January 30th, 2018