Welfare – Nassau Suffolk Law Services


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 […]
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

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 […]
June 2, 2022

Public Assistance Standard of Need and Medicaid Levels 2022 Chart

  Please see our updated, as of June 2022, Public Assistance and Medicaid Levels Chart 2022
August 26, 2019

Nora Gonzalez was awarded Fair Hearing of the Month by the Empire Justice Center. Her efforts avoided a 90-day sanction.

After an alcohol and substance abuse assessment, our client was deemed to be in need of alcohol and substance abuse treatment but was able to work. […]
August 19, 2019

The new public charge rules affecting many immigrant families.

A summary of this rule can be found here: Download PDF Here                
February 15, 2019

HEAP will be offering a 2nd Emergency Heap Benefit effective 2/19/19 and will remain open until April 26, 2019.

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February 14, 2019

NYS just clarified that renters who get Advance HEAP payments do not preclude other household members from getting HEAP!

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January 16, 2019

Most New Yorkers Receiving SNAP Will Get Full February Benefits by January 17 due to ongoing federal government shutdown.

Due to the ongoing federal government shutdown, current SNAP/Food Stamps recipients may receive their February benefits by Thursday, January 17. It’s important for recipients to budget […]