Notice of Class Action Settlement for People Denied or Discontinued Public Assistance Because of the Value of their Vehicle

Kelly Kmcbride November 02, 2023

The National Center for Law and Economic Justice, Empire Justice Center, and Legal Services of Central New York are pleased to announce Court approval of a settlement that will benefit thousands of low-income New Yorkers who have been or would be denied critically needed cash assistance because of vehicle ownership.


Read the notice to class members in English.

Read the notice to class members in Spanish.


Read the Re-Noticing Stipulation, and read the Standardized Restored Benefits Stipulation.

Read the Press Release Announcement. 


Empire Justice Center Contact: Susan Antos, Managing Attorney, Santos@empirejustice.org 

NCLEJ Contact: Saima Akhtar, Senior Attorney, Akhtar@nclej.org

Legal Services of Central New York Contact: Julie Morse, Staff Attorney, JMorse@Lscny.org