Recent News – Nassau Suffolk Law Services
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 […]
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 […]
September 30, 2022

SNAP standard allowances will be adjusted effective October 1st, 2022.

The standard allowance for: heating/cooling has been adjusted from $792 to $932. Electricity utility costs not for heat/cooling has been adjusted from $311 to $366 Telephone […]
September 13, 2022

New Electric and Natural Gas Bill Relief Program

Electric and Natural Gas Bill Relief Program! In the 2022-23 state budget, New York provided $250 million in funding to eliminate pandemic-related utility arrears for residential households, […]
September 12, 2022

Increased Income Eligibility Levels for Child Care Assistance

Higher income levels eligible for Child Care Assistance! Starting August 1 2022, households with incomes up to 300% of the State Income Standard are eligible for the […]
June 6, 2022

May 2022- Medicaid Renewal Updates

Medicaid Renewal Updates: During the COVID-19 emergency, no Medicaid cases will be closed for failure to renew or failure to provide documentation. Any case that is closed for […]
June 6, 2022

2021-2022 Cooling Assistance Benefit

Cooling Assistance Benefit- The 2021-2022 Cooling Assistance benefit opened May 2, 2022. If you are eligible, you may receive one Cooling Assistance benefit per applicant household for […]