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January 3, 2023

New Medicare Enrollment Rule as per January 2023

New Medicare Enrollment Rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services! Beginning in January 2023, the rule establishes several new special enrollment periods (SEPs) that allow […]
January 3, 2023

2023 Update on SNAP “skimming” scams!

Do you have a client who had their SNAP or cash benefits stolen due to a “skimming” scam? Fraudsters “skim” credit and debit card information by secretly […]
December 29, 2022

Medicaid Changes for 2023!

Medicaid Changes for 2023: (1) The Medicaid Income Eligibility level for people 65 and over and people with disabilities will rise to 138% of the federal […]
December 7, 2022

The Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) started new program year on October 1, 2022

The Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) started its new program year on October 1, 2022. LIHWAP helps low income households pay the cost of […]
November 2, 2022

Update on Pandemic EBT Food Benefits

Update on Pandemic EBT Food Benefits. New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) will continue issuing the emergency benefits at least through February 2023. All […]
November 2, 2022

Update for Medicaid Recipients!

Medicaid recipients be on alert! The Public Health Emergency has been extended until January 11, 2023. One of the many moratoriums in place during the Covid-19 pandemic […]
November 2, 2022

Housing Update regarding 2022 Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Benefits

The 2022-2023 Regular Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) benefit is scheduled to open on November 1, 2022. If you are eligible, you may receive one regular HEAP […]
October 4, 2022

Update on Pandemic EBT Food Benefits

Update on Pandemic EBT Food Benefits. New York State continues to distribute Pandemic EBT food benefits to all households with eligible children who receive free school lunch […]
October 4, 2022

Updates on income that can’t be counted for Medicaid or SSI financial eligibility

Updates on income that can’t be counted for Medicaid or SSI financial eligibility. ‏‏‎ ‎ Economic Impact Payments (EIP) (stimulus payments) first authorized by the CARES ACT […]